Here is a painting on canvas, I recently had framed. It was painted by a local artist.
In 1861, South Carolina became the first State to leave the Union.
The painting depicts a Palmetto Tree and a Crescent moon, the iconic symbols of the State of South Carolina.
It is the 2nd most popular State Symbol in the United States (the Texas Lone Star being the most popular).
During a Revolutionary War battle, South Carolinians added Palmetto logs to their Fort in Charleston harbor and the soft Palmetto logs did not crack as the British cannonballs bounced harmlessly off the Palmetto logs.
Few people know that more Revolutionary Battles were fought in South Carolina then in any other State.
Fiercely independent minded, South Carolina gave their consent to the United States Government join the Union. They still strongly believe in the right to withdraw that consent if the Federal Government becomes too large or oppresssive.
A simple Palmetto tree with a crescent moon, keeping eternal vigil and covered with glory.