“In life he exemplified the highest ideal of Anglo-Saxon civilization. By his death he assured to the children of his beloved land the supremacy of that ideal.”

~ from McKie Meriwether Monument, erected by South Carolina General Assembly, 1916. Highlights racial dynamic of both the massacre and its remembrance in South Carolina.

Site of the McKie Meriwether monument in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Original site of Hamburg, South Carolina. Town site was located in the patch of land located between the 5th St. Bridge, E. Railroad Avenue, and the present day railroad bridge (zoom in to see the broken piers of the South Carolina Railroad just north of the 5th St. Bridge).