A Guide to the Civil War in South Carolina

A Guide to the Civil War in South Carolina

by Robert C. Jones

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Overview

South Carolina, the first state to secede, had no single huge battle, a la Antietam, Chickamauga or Gettysburg. However, it experienced two of the greatest naval battles of the War in Charleston Harbor and Port Royal.

South Carolina also experienced the wrath of Sherman's troops as they marched through the state in 1865. Columbia, engulfed in a great fire, experienced damage on par with Atlanta and Richmond.

This book will examine several facets of the war in South Carolina, including Key Players (influential people in the war who were either born in South Carolina or had a great influence on the state), the secession movement, battles, the Hunley engagement with the Housatonic, military prisons, and South Carolina's role in the Richmond gold shipped south in April 1865. The final chapter looks at Civil War sights in South Carolina that can be visited today.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541250581
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2016
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

obert C. Jones served as President of the Kennesaw Historical Society for 21 years (1994-2015), and also served as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for 17 years (1998-2015). The Museum Foundation helped fund the 45,000 square foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. He has written 40+ books on historical topics, including the Civil War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and World War I and II.

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