Several years back John and I toured Charleston, South Carolina so this time around we by-passed that town and instead opted to tour Beaufort. In 1865 Beaufort was most fortunate to be one of the few towns which escaped the heavy destruction and burning by the Union Army. Ironically our first stop of the day was at a church, located 15 miles outside of Beaufort, which was burned by the Federal Army in 1865. Sheldon Prince Williams Parish Church was built in 1746, burned during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt in 1826 and again burned during the Civil War. I found the old brick columns quite awesome, equally striking was the sight of the many old graves lying around the ruins; graves from the 1700s as well as from the 1800s.