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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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..
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Belle Montgomery

    Restricted Confederate Flag Returning to South Carolina Statehouse

    https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article214551235.html
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. AUG

    Letter by Gen. Micah Jenkins

    Letter by Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins to Longstreet's aide, Thomas J. Goree [Goree Family Papers]. Hd. Qrs., Petersburg, Va. Aug. 10, 1863. My Dear Friend, As you have once again gotten within reach, I take advantage of Mr Reily's going up to your Hd Qrs. To send a few lives of remembrance. I...
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    Hat of Lt. Col. Edward McCrady, 1st South Carolina Infantry

    Found on Old South Military Antiques. Hat worn by Lt. Colonel Edward McCrady, Jr. of Gregg's 1st South Carolina Infantry. The hat bears the hole from a bullet that wounded McCrady at Second Manassas on August 30, 1862. The previous day the 1st South Carolina saw some intense fighting in the...
  19. John Winn

    Palmetto Riflemen/Sharpshooters (Jenkins')

    In 1903 there was a gathering of veterans of this unit and a composite photo collage was made of them. Below I have attached a little info on the photo and some images of it I obtained four or five years ago from a SCV guy whose chapter at one time was allowed by the then owner to make copies...
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    1st South Carolina Rifles (Orr's Rifles)

    Don Troiani's depiction of the 1st South Carolina Rifles at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island in 1861. Company A - Keowee Riflemen, Pickens District, Capt. J.W. Livingston Company B - McDuffie's Guards, Abbeville District, Capt. James Perrin Company C - Mountain Boys or Pickens Boys, Pickens...
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