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  1. ratwod

    Discussion Appeal from South Carolina to the Slaveholding states, 12/25/1860

    Richmond (VA) Daily Dispatch, Dec. 28, 1860: Appeal from South Carolina. The address of the "People of Sonth Carolina" to the Slaveholding states, concludes as follows : Citizens of the slaveholding Slates of the United Stales, circumstances beyond our control have placed us in the van of the...
  2. D

    UCV South Carolina Hat Pin

    Was wondering if anyone had any info on this UCV hat pin and possible value. Thanks
  3. OldReliable1862

    What was the Best South Carolina Brigade in the ANV?

    There were three true South Carolina brigades in the Army of Northern Virginia: the Bonham-Kershaw-Kennedy brigade, the Jenkins-Bratton brigade, and the Gregg-MacGowan brigade. Kershaw's brigade did a great deal of hard fighting throughout its career. They fought in the Peach Orchard at...
  4. Rutherford Co NC CSA

    1st Regiment South Carolina Artillery

    Greetings Duncan, Warren A. 1st Regiment South Carolina Artillery from Pickens, SC I am looking for service information for a friend for his family member to know where he was when he was away serving in this unit. nps.gov shows: 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized during the fall...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Ammo VIDEO: Civil War cannonballs found on Folly, SC beach after Hurricane Dorian

    Beachgoers found two Civil-War-era cannonballs on the edge of Folly Beach, uncovered by Hurricane Dorian and laying in the sand. This isn’t the first time Civil War cannonballs have been found on Folly Beach. Sixteen civil war cannonballs were found in the same location, after Hurricane Matthew...
  6. Andy Cardinal

    "His name deserves to be recorded in the first list" -- Colonel Dixon Barnes, 12th South Carolina

    Picture from https://www.civilwarlives.org/?page_id=33 Dixon Barnes was born on October was born on October 9, 1816. I could not find much about his life prior to the war except that his wife Charlotte died in 1846 at the age of 27. They had a daughter Mary, who was 6 at the time of her...
  7. AUG

    5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment

    Illustration depicting the fighting at the Brock Road in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, where Col. Asbury Coward grabbed the colors of the 5th South Carolina and led them in a charge over the works. From Battles & Leaders, based on a period sketch by Alfred R. Waud. Mainly...
  8. G

    Fort Mitchell - Hilton Head, SC

    Here are some pictures of fort Mitchell in Hilton Head South Carolina. if there is one place you wanted to serve during the civil war, it was here. They never saw combat and spent their days fishing and drinking. There's not much of anything left of the actual fort..
  9. AUG

    Col. Micah Jenkins at the Battle of Seven Pines

    Having done a thread on Micah Jenkins at the battle of Glendale, I thought I should also do one on his actions in the battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks, which I think ranks among the best small unit actions of the war. For a rather large and bloody battle, Seven Pines is very overlooked in...
  10. USS ALASKA

    Antebellum house near Charleston served as secret weapon-building site during Civil War

    http://scliving.coop/downloads/458/download/little_david.jpg?cb=56595f076008e4c0ad8bd64c62e19501&w={width}&h={height} Antebellum house near Charleston served as secret weapon-building site during Civil War By Warren L. Wise [email protected] Mar 23, 2019 Thirty miles up the Cooper...
  11. Luke Freet

    John B. Villepigue

    Disease and illness have struck down many promising young men in their prime, and with a war on this scale and with so many troops concentrated into encampments, it was all pervasive. More men died of disease than on the battlefield. This was not limited to the enlisted men; many officers and...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    Would You Buy A Floating Battery From These Ladies? April 12th, 1861

    Faded, grainy and a little uninteresting at first glance, this photograph may look like an eyesore someone should have gotten rid of. It sure impeded the view at Charleston Harbor. You know. The one of Fort Sumter. South Carolina ladies had been a little busy, thanks to them Edmund Ruffin had a...
  13. AUG

    Brig. Gen. Thomas Muldrup Logan

    CDV of then 2nd Lt. Thomas Muldrup Logan, circa 1861. (Source) Thomas Muldrup "Mully" Logan was born in Charleston, SC, November 3, 1840; the tenth child of Judge George William and Anna D'Oyley Logan. He spent much of his boyhood on the family plantation house in St. Paul's Parish, SC. In...
  14. AUG

    The Richland Volunteer Rifles and Rhett Guard, 1st South Carolina Volunteers

    "Review of the volunteer troops in Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, Charleston Harbor, SC, in the presence of Mrs. [Lucy Holcombe] Pickens and Miss [Jane "Jeannie"] Pickens, the wife and daughter of the governor [Francis W. Pickens] of South Carolina." (Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper...
  15. ARW

    Jerome Furman 2nd Lieutenant Murdered

    Jerome Ticknor Furman, my 1st cousin 3 generations back, first served as a Sergeant on Co. B of the 52nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry from October 1861 until August 1863, when he was granted his discharge to accept a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the first negro regiment, Co...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    Park Service to study Charleston-area Civil War sites

    CHARLESTON, S.C. The National Park Service plans to map and review Civil War battlefields in the Charleston area, where the first shots of the war were fired in 1861. It's been decades since the battlefields have been studied, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported. The park service...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    Restricted Confederate Flag Returning to South Carolina Statehouse

    https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article214551235.html
  18. AUG

    Hampton's Legion

    The Hampton Legion was raised and organized by wealthy South Carolina planter and politician Wade Hampton III in summer of 1861, initially consisting of a battalion of six companies of infantry, a battalion of four companies of cavalry, and a battery of artillery. Like most legions in the war...
  19. USS ALASKA

    CWTrust Volunteers sought to clean up S.C. battlefields, historic sites during Park Day

    Volunteers sought to clean up S.C. battlefields, historic sites during Park Day Special to The T&D Mar 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. - This spring, South Carolina volunteers will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on...
  20. O' Be Joyful

    History Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking

    The search for the missing grain led to Trinidad and Thomas Jefferson, and now excitement among African-American chefs. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Among the biologists, geneticists and historians who use food as a lens to study the African diaspora, rice is a particularly deep rabbit hole. So much...
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