The first time mankind saw his own image reflecting in the water of an ancient pond is lost to history. But it didn’t take long to perfect the skill of chiseling away just enough stone to make a rock look like a person. A thousand years later the sculptures appeared on postcards.
It may be that hundreds of Civil War stories have gone unnoticed by historians. Except for the watchful eye of two Connecticut soldiers who served with the Union Army in the Charleston area, during the war, this story of “The Swamp Angel” is one we would never know about.