During his first combat experience Mabry spearheaded a path through a minefield, captured or killed ten enemy soldiers, and directed a tank assault on enemy machine gun emplacements to open a path to the inland causeways. Soon after, he was one of the first from the seaborne invasion force to link up with troops of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, who dropped behind enemy lines earlier that morning. Read the Entry »

MacDowell attended Winthrop College for two years before boldly walking into New York’s Elite Model Management with only minimal modeling experience. She became a successful model in Paris and New York. Read the Entry »

South Carolina’s Mace is approximately forty-eight inches long, weighs almost eleven pounds, and is fashioned of silver burnished with gold. It is topped by a symbolic royal crown. Read the Entry »

As a native and a Republican who seemed continually to be seeking elective office, Mackey came to be regarded by many in the state as little more than a scalawag opportunist. He was, however, seriously involved in trying to maintain and even strengthen the Republican organization. Read the Entry »

Magnolia Cemetery, described at its dedication as a “spot most precious to the musing hour,” was designed by the Charleston architect Edward C. Jones. It features family plots surrounded by stone coping or cast-iron fences; winding streets and paths with cast-iron benches; ornamental trees and shrubs such as magnolias, live oaks, cedars, and hollies; a small lake; and a vista of the marsh and the nearby river. Read the Entry »

A cooperationist earlier in his career, Magrath supported secession by 1860, feeling “an assurance of what will be the action of the State.” Read the Entry »

Known for his temper, Maham once forced a deputy sheriff to eat and swallow a summons the latter was trying to serve on him. Read the Entry »

Malaria was arguably the most significant disease in the history of South Carolina from the colonial period until the early twentieth century. Read the Entry »

Manchester State Forest includes several historical sites, including Bellfield, the home of Richard I. Manning, governor of South Carolina from 1915 to 1919. Except for salaries of forest workers, Manchester is completely self-supporting. Read the Entry »

Manigault brought to Charleston an architectural conception that bridged the Anglo-Palladianism of the mid–eighteenth century and the emergence of the Greek revival in the 1820s. Read the Entry »