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|| Extracts from the Schirmer diary, 1860 -- Membership of the South Carolina Secession Convention / by Ralph Wooster -- Extracts from the Schirmer diary, 1861 (parts 1 & 2) -- The evacuation of Fort Moultrie, 1860 / by Frank E. White Jr. -- Robert N. Gourdin to Robert Anderson, 1861 / contributed by Samuel G. Stoney -- The battle of Fort Sumter as seen from Morris Island / by F.L. Parker -- William Gourdin Young and the Wigfall mission, Fort Sumter, April 13, 1961 [i.e., 1861] / by May Spencer Ringold -- Eye witness to Fort Sumter : the letters of private John Thompson / by Ron Chepesiuk -- The first shot on Fort Sumter / by Robert Lebby -- A Michigan regiment in the Palmetto State / by George M. Blackburn -- Generals David Hunter and Rufus Saxton and black soldiers / by Howard C. Westwood -- Lowcountry rail line threatened : the battles of Pocotaligo and Coosawatchie, October 22, 1862 / by W. Eric Emerson -- Occupied Beaufort, 1863 : a war correspondent's view / edited by P.J. Staudenraus -- Laura M. Towne and the freed people of South Carolina, 1862-1901 / by Kurt J. Wolf -- The Confederate diary of William John Grayon / edited by Elmer L. Puryear -- Brother against brother : Alexander and James Campbell's Civil War / by J. Tracy Power -- An affair of honor at Ft. Sumter / by C. Russell Horres, Jr. -- Battery Wagner on Morris Island, 1863 / by John Harleston -- Morris Island : victory or blunder? / by John E. Florance, Jr. -- Roswell Sabin Ripley : Charleston's gallant defender / by C.A. Bennett -- The bombardment of Fort Moultrie, November 16, 1863, by Conrad Wise Chapman / by Ben Bassham -- It will be many a day before Charleston falls : letters of a Union sergeant on Folly Island, August 1863-April 1864 / edited by Edward G. Longacre.
Sherman marched, and proclaimed land for the lawless / by Howard C. Westwood -- A Confederate victory at Grahamville : fighting at Honey Hill / by Leonne M. Hudson -- The fall of Charleston / compiled by Viola Caston Floyd -- An eye witness account of the occupation of Mt. Pleasant, February 1865 -- Sherman's army comes to Camden : the Civil War narrative of Sarah Dehon Trapier / by Karen D. Stokes -- Sherman at Cheraw / by Larry E. Nelson -- The last officer, April 1865 / edited by John Hammond Moore -- The federal pillage of Anderson, South Carolina : Brown's raid / by Thomas Bland Keys -- When the Yankees sacked Greenville : Stoneman's raid, May 2, 1865 / by Nancy Ashmore Cooper -- Skirmish on Crescent Ridge : the last clash of the War Between the States in South Carolina / by John B. McLeod -- A businessman in crisis : Col. Daniel Jordan and the Civil War / by Henry Carrison -- 10 Rumford Place : doing Confederate business in Liverpool / by Wesley Loy -- Captain Langdon Cheves, Jr., and the Confederate silk dress balloon / edited by J.H. Easterby -- David C. Ebaugh on the building of The David -- Charleston's Civil War "monster guns," the Blakeley Rifles / by C.R. Horres, Jr. -- The Confederate gunboat Pedee / by Leah Townsend -- Exhumation of the body of John C. Calhoun -- The Confederate receipt book : a study of food substitution in the American Civil War / by Frances M. Burroughs -- Disloyalty in the upper districts of South Carolina during the Civil War / by James T. Otten -- Elizabeth Jamison's Tale of the war / edited by David J. Rutledge -- Robbing the owner or saving the property from destruction? : paintings in the Middleton Place house / edited by Harriott Cheves Leland and Harlan Greene.
|| Some of the finest articles exploring the Civil War in South Carolina, first published in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, are collected here in a remarkable volume that stretches from the Secession Convention in December 1860 until the upstate battles that followed the surrenders of April 1865. The articles provide both Confederate and Union views of the attack on Fort Sumter and Sherman’s March, and include studies of the technological breakthroughs and recipes on how to substitute for foods unavailable because of the Union blockade. Every corner of South Carolina is featured in these selections because the War touched the lives of everyone. Contributors include some of the state’s leading historians, including J. Tracy Power, Sam Stoney, J.H. Easterby, John Hammond Moore, Leah Townsend, Harlan Greene, and W. Eric Emerson. --From back cover.