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Charles Town Harbor: September 1775–October 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates what Charles Town was like in the wake of Jeremiah's execution. Lord Campbell, fearing for his life, was forced to abandon his post and abscond to a dilapidated sloop in the ... More


South Carolina in the Civil War: A Historical-Archaeological Perspective

Steven D. Smith

in From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Civil War began and nearly ended in South Carolina, and the state has paid dearly for that most dubious honor. Between the state's opening salvo against Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor (April ... More


Holy War

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tells a story that began at a small, just-completed fort in Charleston Harbor. Whatever its limited strategic value, Fort Sumter had come to symbolize federal authority in South ... More


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