Listing of posts discussing the campaigns around Charleston, South Carolina. These articles are BY NO MEANS a complete accounting of the events. Rather these are topics and subjects that struck my fancy while reviewing my notes within the sesquicentennial time frames:
Fort Sumter and the start of the war
Location of Fort Sumter’s guns and Confederate batteries arrayed against the fort. Those blog posts were a culmination of a series discussing the types of ordnance used in the battle. Some of those included the 8-inch Columbiads, 10-inch Columbiads, IX-inch Dahlgrens, seacoast mortars, and 3.75 inch Blakely Rifle.
Building the defense of Charleston (through April 1863)
The First Battle of Charleston Harbor (April 7, 1863)
Use of the Ericsson Torpedo Raft (the “Devil”) at Charleston
Not so quiet stalemate after the battle (April-May 1863)
Arm citizens for the defense of Charleston?
Wreck of the blockade runner Ruby.
General Hunter, the Emancipation Proclamation, and burning raids
Service records of the 34th USCT.
Arrival of the 54th Massachusetts, and Confederate discomfort over black troops.
Were these raids precursors to the burning of the Shenandoah in 1864?
The Morris Island Campaign of 1863
Calm before the next storm: Between fall of Wagner and 2nd major bombardment
Second Major Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Return to “Secondary theater” : Winter and Spring of 1864
Summer and Fall of 1864: Foster’s July Offensive, Third Great Bombardment, and POW issues
Winter and Spring of 1864: End of the War around Charleston.