The South Carolina
capitol -- or state house as it is known locally -- in Columbia. Work began on the building in 1855, slowed during the American Civil War, and was suspended in 1865 as General W.T. Sherman's Union forces entered Columbia. The capitol building was damaged by artillery shells and set afire by U.S. Army troops under Sherman's command. The building was not completed until more than 40 years later, in 1907. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.