SC Closes State Offices For “Confederate Memorial Day”

Fox News reports:

South Carolina will close state government offices Monday to mark Confederate Memorial Day. Some local government offices will also close in observation of the holiday, held every year on May 10. South Carolina is among a handful of states in the South with such an official holiday.

South Carolina chose May 10 because it is the day when Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 after he was wounded by his own troops and the day Union soldiers captured fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia in 1865.