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Reason for "Black Hole" in SC history sought

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Re: Reason for "Black Hole" in SC history sought

Posted: 18 Jun 2013 5:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
I just got back from a trip to Pennsylvania, where Union and Confederate forces swapped occupation of some towns and counties as many as 50 times, yet records dating as far back as the 1740s still remain. We too often take "civil war burned the couthouse" as an easy excuse for the lack of records in the South; but I'm not sure that is even close to the truth. I suspect that the Reconstruction period saw more records being destroyed for various reasons than the war itself.
Has anyone ever published a commentary on facts regarding why so few records remain?
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TimBrooks50 31 May 2013 12:15PM GMT 
MicheleBrooks... 31 May 2013 4:35PM GMT 
TimBrooks50 18 Jun 2013 11:53AM GMT 
selbybrooks 6 Jun 2013 6:22PM GMT 
35Teaberry 6 Jun 2013 7:51PM GMT 
TimBrooks50 18 Jun 2013 11:52AM GMT 
TimBrooks50 18 Jun 2013 11:53AM GMT 
MicheleBrooks... 18 Jun 2013 5:10PM GMT 
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