Thanksgiving Visit to Where the War Began

Tom Hughes

First Sergeant
Joined
May 27, 2019
Location
Mississippi
9.JPG

My first visit to Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC for the holidays.

8.JPG

To the left of the ferry in the middle of the photo on the horizon you get just see the outline of Fort Sumter.

4.JPG

This is the original first Confederate flag to fly at Fort Sumter. It is a 1st National Confederate flag with 7 white stars. Hand sewn.

3.JPG

Located in downtown Charleston is the old City Market. The upstairs portion is now used as a Confederate museum. It is run by the U.D.C. of Charleston.
It is well worth the visit. Only $5.00 to self tour it. LOTS of great Charleston and Fort Sumter history here.

7.JPG

According to the description in the Confederate Museum, this cannon is probably the first rifled cannon made in the United States, but certainly the first made in the Confederate States. It is seven feet long, eighteen pounder, and weighs in at one thousand pounds. Made by Archibald Cameron in 1861 out of "Low Moor" iron. This gun served on the coast before being moved to Columbia. It was captured by Sherman's forces later in the war.

5.JPG

A peek at the inside of the Confederate Museum. Filled to the brim with Confederate history.

6.JPG

Here's a portion of original cedar log from the boyhood log cabin home of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

1.JPG

South Carolina coast sunset. Much more peaceful now than it was in April 1861 when the country was split in two by civil war.
 

James N.

Colonel
Forum Host
Annual Winner
Featured Book Reviewer
Joined
Feb 23, 2013
Location
East Texas
I'm glad to see the Confederate Museum is back open, if indeed it still is in this era of covid and BLM; I remember the building being damaged several years ago during one of the numerous hurricanes in that region and thought it had been gutted and everything put in storage.
 

Dave DuBrucq

Private
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Location
Tennessee
View attachment 336684
My first visit to Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC for the holidays.

View attachment 336685
To the left of the ferry in the middle of the photo on the horizon you get just see the outline of Fort Sumter.

View attachment 336686
This is the original first Confederate flag to fly at Fort Sumter. It is a 1st National Confederate flag with 7 white stars. Hand sewn.

View attachment 336687
Located in downtown Charleston is the old City Market. The upstairs portion is now used as a Confederate museum. It is run by the U.D.C. of Charleston.
It is well worth the visit. Only $5.00 to self tour it. LOTS of great Charleston and Fort Sumter history here.

View attachment 336688
According to the description in the Confederate Museum, this cannon is probably the first rifled cannon made in the United States, but certainly the first made in the Confederate States. It is seven feet long, eighteen pounder, and weighs in at one thousand pounds. Made by Archibald Cameron in 1861 out of "Low Moor" iron. This gun served on the coast before being moved to Columbia. It was captured by Sherman's forces later in the war.

View attachment 336689
A peek at the inside of the Confederate Museum. Filled to the brim with Confederate history.

View attachment 336690
Here's a portion of original cedar log from the boyhood log cabin home of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

View attachment 336691
South Carolina coast sunset. Much more peaceful now than it was in April 1861 when the country was split in two by civil war.
Great Photos. Charleston is a beautiful city rich in Civil War and American history. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for sharing it with us!
 

Similar threads

Top