The March on Washington passed through Morris Island 100 years earlier

As I left work yesterday, there was a flurry of activity around the National Mall, Freedom Plaza, open spaces in Federal Triangle, and elsewhere.  A lot of preparation for an anniversary observance – 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington. So why would I bring that up on a Civil War blog?  Oh,Continue reading “The March on Washington passed through Morris Island 100 years earlier”

Raids along the coast: Were these precursors to the burning in the Shenandoah Valley?

Last week I discussed the Combahee Ferry Raid. But that was not the only raid Major-General David Hunter authorized. In the days after the 2nd South Carolina’s foray, several other similar raids hit points along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. On June 4, 1863 a party from Fort Pulaski on five steamers worked throughContinue reading “Raids along the coast: Were these precursors to the burning in the Shenandoah Valley?”