Posts covering the buildup of Charleston’s defenses from mid-1862 through April 1863
32-pdrs sent to Charleston for conversion
10-inch Columbiads sent to Charleston in September 1862
Eason & Brothers rifled and banded 42-pdrs to fill Charleston’s needs
The Childs-Ripley incident over ordnance
Rifled guns defending Charleston in January 1863
Capture of the USS Isaac Smith on the Stono River, January 30, 1863
USS Mercedita against the Confederate Ironclads on January 31, 1863
Beauregard’s strategy to defend Charleston (put forward on February 8, 1863)
Beauregard makes preparations at Charleston (February 17, 1863)
Details about the Confederate defenses of Charleston in March-April 1863:
- James Island
- Morris Island and Fort Sumter
- Sullivan’s Island and Christ Church Parish
- Inner Harbor Defenses – Battery Ripley, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Johnson
- Charleston City batteries – the last line of defense
Beaureagard’s Board assembled in mid-March to address issues of Charleston’s defense:
- Background of the board and topics taken in consideration
- How many guns did Charleston need? And were were the requisitions?
- What were the priorities of work?
- How many troops were needed?
- And how much labor was lacking?