Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 2

Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 2

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611174847
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 273,096
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author


Stephen R. Wise is the director of the Parris Island Museum, the cultural resource manager for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and serves on the editorial board for the South Carolina Historical Magazine. He is the author of two books published by the university of South Carolina Press--Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, named by the South Carolina Historical Society as the best book written on South Carolina History in 1994. Wise lives in Beaufort with his wife Alice Parsons Wise.


Lawrence S. Rowland is professor of history at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort and past president of the South Carolina Historical Society. He is the coauthor of The History of Beaufort County: South Carolina: Volume I, 1514-1861.


Gerhard Spieler (1920-2012) was a historian who wrote extensively about Beaufort County on topics such as local churches, cemeteries, and military forts, and was also a researcher of the area's African American history. Spieler wrote a weekly column for the Beaufort Gazette and also wrote a column known as "Historically Speaking" for Sea Island Scene. Spieler was a military veteran of World War II and was married to Ruth Spieler.


Alexander Moore is a historian of colonial South Carolina, documentary editor, and student of southern art history. The former director of the South Carolina Historical Society, Moore is an acquisitions editor at the University of South Carolina Press and the author or editor of several works on southern history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Alexander Moore xi

Chapter 1 The Confederates Evacuate the Sea Islands 1

Chapter 2 Federal Occupation Begins 15

Chapter 3 The Northern Foothold Expands 32

Chapter 4 The Port Royal Experiment Begins 60

Chapter 5 The Confederate Beaufort District 83

Chapter 6 Arming the Slaves and the Battle of Pocotaligo 101

Chapter 7 Emancipation 151

Chapter 8 Initial Tax Sales and the George Washington 175

Chapter 9 Revival and the Combahee and Bluffton Raids 200

Chapter 10 The Attack on Charleston, 1863 222

Chapter 11 Tax Sales and Preemption 253

Chapter 12 Sea Island Transformation and Military Stalemate 275

Chapter 13 Battle of Honey Hill 301

Chapter 14 Battles of Tullifinny 340

Chapter 15 Sherman Invades the Beaufort District 367

Chapter 16 The War Ledger 405

Chapter 17 The Beginning of the New South 428

Chapter 18 An Uncertain Future 439

Chapter 19 The District Divided 457

Chapter 20 Decades of Enterprise, 1873-1893 492

Chapter 21 Beaufort County's Maritime Golden Age 520

Chapter 22 The Counterrevolution of 1876 and the Secession of Hampton County 541

Notes 587

Bibliography 639

Index 661

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