Library of Congress/Library of Congress "Marching on!"-- The 55th Massachusetts Regiment sings John Brown's march in the streets of Charleston, on Feb. 21, 1865
Provided/provided A Civil War-era grave unearthed at Folly Beach in 1987, contains the remains of a 55th Massachusetts Regiment soldier.
provided/Provided Retired State Law Enforcement Division forensic pathologist Roy Paschal created these polymer busts to show what two of the 55th Massachusetts soldiers unearthed at Folly Beach in 1987 probably looked like. The forensic reconstructions are based on skull shape and facial measurements. These busts will be unveiled at the historic marker dedication Friday at Folly River Park.
provided/Provided A 1987 excavation directed by the S.C Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology sorts through sands on Folly Island for remains buried there during the Civil War. Remains of 19 members of the Union's 55th Massachusetts were found. After being studied, the bones were later reburied at the National Cemetery in Beaufort.
provided/Provided Ted Rathbun, then of the S.C Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, clears sand from bones unearthed in 1987 on Folly Island. The excavation turned up 19 Union troops buried during the Civil War.
provided/Provided Nena Powell (left) and Peggy Brooks, both with the S.C Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, sift through sand during a 1987 dig at Folly Beach. The excavation turned up 19 Union soldiers buried during the Civil War. After being studied, the bones of members of the 55th Massachusetts were later reburied at the National Cemetery in Beaufort.
Provided Forensic reconstructions utilizing skulls found in 1987 at Civil War-era graves at Folly Beach show what the faces of two Union soldiers in the Massachusetts 55th may have looked like. The bones, found by a relic collector and unearthed by state archeologists, were later interred at the National Cemetery in Beaufort. A historical marker is to be placed at Folly River Park on Friday.