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Duel of Honor! Colonel Henry Nixon and Major Thomas Hopkins

View of the Nixon Grave, Quaker Cemetary

It was a manner of honor.  Colonel Henry G. Nixon (1800-1829) was a darling of the Camden community. Well-liked, polished, and generous, Col. Nixon was a local attorney and politician. With differences to settle, on January 15, 1829, he and Thomas A. Hopkins (1803-1831) met to dual at the Sand Bar Ferry near Augusta, Georgia […]

Great-Great Grandfather Brown

Scene of the Perryville KY Civil War Memorial

Augustus Cicero (A.C.) Brown, Sr. (12 May 1832 – 8 October 1862) By Colonel Bruce Alan Brown, PhD, (USAF Ret ) After the Confederate defeats at Forts Henry and Donelson in February of 1862, a call went out for additional volunteers.  Governor Joseph Brown authorized the creation of a brigade-sized unit from thirty-four counties in […]

Allopathic Garden

Allopath Garden

While visiting Washington, Arkansas with our grandchildren, we discovered a historic home of an allopathic doctor. In his back yard was an interesting garden.  I asked what you would find and of course many of the items were herbs that we have today.  I was told cilantro, lemon balm, pepperment, rosemary, thyme, lavender and german […]

Grandmother’s Yeast Rolls

Pan of piping hot yeast rolls

Bloomsbury Inn Yeast Rolls by Sally Rose Stites Chisam 1 cup milk, scalded 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup warm water (pretty warm 105-115) 2 pkgs yeast 2 eggs 5 1/4 cups flour Scald the milk (that makes it a “Grandmother” recipe) and do not let simmer or boil; stir […]

Menagerie Antiques

One of many antique shops in Camden, SC

Menagerie Antiques Come stay at Bloomsbury Inn and plan a weekend of fun.  If you are into antiques, then Camden, SC is an antique collectors dream!  With nine antique shops and malls, there is something for everyone.  From collectables to fine, upscale antique furniture, downtown Camden is the location for you.  Especially,  if you start […]

Agnes of Glasgow

Agnes of Glascow grave site

Agnes of Glasgow      About once a month, I will be posting a blog on some of our more famous personages to be found in the Quaker Cemetery.  Behind every headstone is a story.  And in the case of Quaker Cemetery, it reflects the history of Camden.      The oldest grave of fame […]

Moonshine Sold in Camden, SC

Moonshine!

Bloomsbury Welcomes Dark Water Distillery!!  Moonshine, White-Lightin’, Hooch, and Arkansas Clear Water…these terms all describe high proof distilled spirits that are growing in popularity in the US!   Today, legit Moonshine distributors are popping up in areas never really known for producing the original illicit corn liquor. “People always have a passion for creating something […]

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