Plans form for Civil War observance

South Carolina’s efforts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War — which began in Charleston, first with the state’s fateful decision to secede and later with the first shot fired at Fort Sumter — are gradually coming together, even as organizers scramble for dollars to pay for it all.

The 150th anniversary of the South Carolina Secession Convention in December will be observed in a low-key manner, mostly with a series of lectures.

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