The Ring, Campus, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston.
History and symbolism.
The ring has symbolized outstanding accomplishments both by the Corps of Cadets and South Carolina. Perhaps the most popular feature of the ring is the "Star of the West," which commemorates the firing on a Union supply steamer by a detachment of Citadel cadets in January, 1861. This action was the powder keg which set off the War Between the States.