Hello from Up-State South Carolina

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Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am new (1st of many yet to come posts) here. I hope to learn as much as I can and am willing to share what little knowledge I have.

Me: I am 47 (as of 8 Feb.), served little over 2 and half years in the South Carolina Army National Guard in Air Defence Artillery and went straight into the Army for about 18 years serving as a Combat Documentation and Production Specialist (Combat Photographer... video and still... no, I was not a reporter). My retirement date is one day before the 150th anniversary of the shots fired on Fort Sumpter. Some of my friends found that funny that I was leaving the "Yankee Army" on that day and going home to South Carolina. With the exception of Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (and tours overseas), I was never stationed outside of Confederate States territory. While in Maryland, the locals tried to tell me I was still in the old Confederacy. I would reply with "what color uniform did your soldiers wear, can I order a glass of tea at a restaurant and not have to specify sweet tea, and can I order grits at a restaurant?

My interest is just about anything dealing with South Carolina's involvement in the war. I hope to determine if any of my kin-folk served, and if so, what unit. I am interested in learning gunsmithing. It has been a desire of mine ever since I was a young boy to build a firearm from just about scratch as I can. I am currently attending machinist classes at a local technical college. I would LOVE to attempt a Morse Carbine (produced in neighboring county during the war). But that is a topic for another post.

In closing, I would like to say that I am excited to be here and look forward to getting to know some of you.

Respectfully
Tim
 

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Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am new (1st of many yet to come posts) here. I hope to learn as much as I can and am willing to share what little knowledge I have.

Me: I am 47 (as of 8 Feb.), served little over 2 and half years in the South Carolina Army National Guard in Air Defence Artillery and went straight into the Army for about 18 years serving as a Combat Documentation and Production Specialist (Combat Photographer... video and still... no, I was not a reporter). My retirement date is one day before the 150th anniversary of the shots fired on Fort Sumpter. Some of my friends found that funny that I was leaving the "Yankee Army" on that day and going home to South Carolina. With the exception of Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (and tours overseas), I was never stationed outside of Confederate States territory. While in Maryland, the locals tried to tell me I was still in the old Confederacy. I would reply with "what color uniform did your soldiers wear, can I order a glass of tea at a restaurant and not have to specify sweet tea, and can I order grits at a restaurant?

My interest is just about anything dealing with South Carolina's involvement in the war. I hope to determine if any of my kin-folk served, and if so, what unit. I am interested in learning gunsmithing. It has been a desire of mine ever since I was a young boy to build a firearm from just about scratch as I can. I am currently attending machinist classes at a local technical college. I would LOVE to attempt a Morse Carbine (produced in neighboring county during the war). But that is a topic for another post.

In closing, I would like to say that I am excited to be here and look forward to getting to know some of you.

Respectfully
Tim
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