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State offices in SC closed for Confederate Memorial Day

Flags were placed on the graves of Confederate soldiers at Magnolia Cemetary in downtown Charleston during last year's commemoration. (Photo Source: Live 5) Flags were placed on the graves of Confederate soldiers at Magnolia Cemetary in downtown Charleston during last year's commemoration. (Photo Source: Live 5)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State offices across South Carolina are closing for Confederate Memorial Day.

The holiday itself was Sunday, marking 152 years since Southern Gen. Stonewall Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died after he was accidentally wounded by his own troops.

But since May 10 was on a Sunday, the holiday for state workers is on Monday this year.

Several other states in the South also have official holidays to honor the Confederacy, although the dates vary.

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