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In honor of this very important event in our nation's, and our own local history, below are eyewitness accounts of "The Day of Jubilee," January 1st 1863, as it transpired on Smith's Plantation (aka "Old Fort Plantation," current Naval Hospital grounds]. Read how missionary teachers, nurses, and Col. T.W. Higginson, colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a unit made up of black soldiers stationed here, interpretted the events of the day and the significance of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in our BDC blog, Connections. http://beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com/2012/12/jubile...