The Goose Creek Bridge - Gateway to Sacred Places
The Goose Creek Bridge is the gateway to the Saint James, Goose Creek Parish in South Carolina and the church, cemeteries, chapels, and sanctuaries within. The work chronicles the bridge as it conveyed congregants to the pews of the church on selected Easter Sundays during every era of the three-hundred year saga and describes from that perspective, key personalities and their salient institutions transcending centuries in a small but critically important section of South Carolina. Readers find an in-depth description of the Yamassee War from the perspective of those residing in its vortex. The work chronicles English soldiers chasing wily patriots on both sides of the aging bridge and three generations later, young black warriors of the United States Army with equally youthful white officers camping near the overpass. This comprehensive account explains the trauma of wars and the aftermaths, as well as the impact of public roads, taverns, rail lines and the durable values of the old and new south upon the rural people, and their sacred institutions. By our Chairman, Michael J. Heitzler.