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Something You Might Not Have Known: The USS Augusta



The pole that hoists the United States flag over the Augusta University Summerville campus is actually a relic of history. It once was stationed on deck of the USS Augusta, a famous navy ship named for the Garden City.

During World War II, the Northampton Class USS Augusta would serve in all of ...

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    • Actually, it was Ed that told me that many many years ago. He told me that the College wanted the ships bell as well, but were denied by the Navy. Perhaps he later discovered he was wrong. But I can’t find any mentions in his writing, so this one may fall under lore that we can’t establish one way or another. I believe it is the flag pole, but I must admit that I am operating off of oral and not written documentation.

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