Relics & Reminiscing:
Diary of a Lowcountry Digger
The result of more than thirty years of relic
hunting, there is something for everyone
between these pages,
whether you are a
beginner or a veteran digger. Follow the
author through pictures and stories as he takes you on a journey to
a time when English
settlers called their new home Charles Towne,
time when Colonists and later Confederates fought along the rivers,
swamps and coastal regions of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
152 pages. Over 100 color photos.
ISBN 978-0-615-14806-9/Hardcover $19.95
From the book:
more than 300 years of South Carolina history, I've focused my
efforts to preserve artifacts from the three centuries with equal
enthusiasm. True, much of the work centers on Sherman's
battles and the numerous Federal efforts to invade the Lowcountry during the War Between
the States. But also, much effort has been made to preserve the sites that
not only defined a people but also tell a story, a story of new beginnings and
new hope in a
When a single artifact is recovered, we extend to future
generations an open hand bearing the knowledge that their freedom
didn't come cheaply. It came with a price, a price paid long
ago in the swamps and marshes and fields of
the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Richard Walker is an award-winning journalist for
the Times and Democrat, a daily newspaper in Orangeburg, SC.
His work served as the backbone for the T & D winning the
2003 "Best of the Best" award. Walker's minute-by-minute
coverage during the Palmetto State's longest police/hostage standoff
took the readers from their living rooms to the law enforcement
command post and inside the thoughts and prayers of the hostage's
A former re-enactor with the 13th and 25th South Carolina
Volunteers, the author has penned several articles for national
magazines. Using the same storytelling ability that is found
in those articles and his work as a journalist in the criminal
courts, he brings you "Relics and Reminiscing."
While not swinging
a metal detector, the author is an Elvis fan who enjoys riding his
antique Triumph Bonneville motorcycle or restoring antique Coleman
He has two children, Ansley and Collin.