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Civil War cannons returning to Florence

Matthew ChristianMay 24, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The three cannons of the doomed Confederate Cruiser CSS Peedee are set to return to Florence.

After nearly four years of conservation at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, they will soon move to their permanent home at the Florence County Veterans Center in Florence.

“These cannons are an important part of the complex and often tragic history of our county, state, and country,” County Administrator K.G. “Rusty” Smith said. “Florence County hopes that by making them publicly accessible we will promote the study and understanding of that history. At the end of the day, war is about human sacrifice, and our Veterans Center is about serving the needs of those who have made great sacrifices in more contemporary conflicts.”

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