Earthen Confederate fortifications hide in plain sight
The earth mounds can turn up anywhere in the Lowcountry, it seems —
odd-shaped crowns or crooked rows, a little too large and too strange to
They are haunts of the past.
Kevin Byrd was a kid playing in the West Ashley woods near the Ashley
River when he came upon the first one to catch his eye, a circle of
humps twice as tall as a man. He knew it was something but had no idea
what. Even as an adult he keeps looking for it when driving past. He’s
now 54 years old.