“A demonstration in force on James Island” : Terry’s Division distracts the Confederates

I’ve discussed Brigadier-General Quincy Gillmore’s main attack on Morris Island and the expedition to the Edisto River.  Now to look at Brigadier-General Alfred H. Terry’s division on James Island. Terry’s division had orders to mount “A demonstration in force on James Island, by way of the Stono River, designed to prevent re-enforcements to the enemyContinue reading ““A demonstration in force on James Island” : Terry’s Division distracts the Confederates”

“Piracy more outragous than that of Semmes”: Lowell’s response to Darien, Ga.

If you have studied the Civil War for any length and to any depth, you’ll see the threads cross more often than not.  I’ve been writing, here on the blog, for the last few months about activities that occurred 150 years ago in South Carolina and Georgia. But of late I’ve changed focus to eventsContinue reading ““Piracy more outragous than that of Semmes”: Lowell’s response to Darien, Ga.”

150 years ago: Darien, Georgia in ashes

On this day (June 11)  in 1863, Colonel James Montgomery brought a detachment including some of his 2nd South Carolina Volunteers along with companies of Colonel Robert G. Shaw’s 54th Massachusetts to Darien, Georgia.  Like Combahee Ferry and Bluffton before, Darien was soon in flame. As I’ve offered in the posts leading up to thisContinue reading “150 years ago: Darien, Georgia in ashes”