Batteries in the City: Charleston’s last line of defense

Before continuing with the review of Charleston’s defenses, there are two small notes about Battery Ripley I left out of yesterday’s post on the inner ring of defenses. Battery Ripley had a connection to Robert Smalls and the steamer Planter.  The time of Smalls’ escape, the Planter supported the work at Battery Ripley and hadContinue reading “Batteries in the City: Charleston’s last line of defense”