The monuments of South Carolina bear on their weathered faces and cracked tablets a history of honor and of memory embodied in stone. Whether revealing the lost graves of Southern sons, unveiling the history of the only national cemetery to inter Confederate soldiers alongside the Union fallen during wartime or recording the simple obelisks that reach for heaven throughout the Palmetto State, this volume is a story of remembrance and of mourning. Kristina Dunn Johnson, curator of history with the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, shares with us the powerful stories of memory and acceptance that are the legacy of the Confederacy, as varied as those who lie beneath the Southern soil.
Kristina Dunn Johnson serves as curator of history at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. She has also worked as the education coordinator for the Historic Columbia Foundation. During the summers of 2002, 2003 and 2004, she worked as a historical interpretation park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. She was a contributing writer to Forward Together: South Carolinians in the Great War, also published by The History Press, and has had several articles related to the Civil War published.