Chapel of Ease to hold dedication ceremony on battle anniversary

This wooden cross marks the general area where the St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease once stood. The brick building had a cruciform shape but was destroyed in the Revolutionary War. Robert Behre/Staff

St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event, on the 300th anniversary of a pivotal battle during the Yemassee War between settlers and Native Americans, will include comments by Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler and Diane Turner, president of the CSS David Chapter #2656, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Jack Lynes will dedicate the site, followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking.

Self-guided tours will be available until 2 p.m. Refreshments and Chapel of Ease merchandise will be available for sale.

The site is at Avanti Lane, off Old Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

Go to www.chapelofease.org for more information.