SC lawmakers hear Civil War anniversary plans

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - State lawmakers in the city where the Civil War began are boating to Fort Sumter to hear plans for observing the 150th anniversary of the war.

The Charleston County Legislative Delegation, comprised of 22 members, meets at the fort in Charleston Harbor on Monday.

Delegation chairman Rep. Chip Limehouse says the group will hear plans for observing the anniversary of the war that opened with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861.

He says there could be a request for state money for anniversary events but says with the tough economy, such money will be difficult to come by.

Organizers have said they plan a broader, more reverent observance of the anniversary than that observed for the centennial in the 1960s.

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