E. American Civil War (1861-1865)

Learn the individual stories of men and women who were involved in major events leading up to, during and after the The Civil War (1861-1865).

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A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts

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280 years ago, the colonial government in Port Royal conceded to the settlers’ demands for a new fort for protection from a Spanish incursion. Although its original mission was short-lived, in 1863...
Fort Frederick, Chapter 7
Fort Frederick, Chapter 7

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The enslaved are freed. Old Fort Frederick becomes the site of one of the most important moments in American history. Quotations from historians featured in this segment include: "Miss Laura Towne...
The Swamp Angel
The Swamp Angel

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Charleston Museum curator, Grahame Long, recounts the story of the war's most renowned Parrott gun and its deadly ordnance: Greek Fire.
The Pluff Mud Advantage
The Pluff Mud Advantage

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Home field advantage is key, especially in battle. College of Charleston's Dr. Scott Harris is very familiar with the muck that changed the odds in the Battle of Secessionville.
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 2
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 2

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The Confrontation Confederate forces at the Tower Battery push back against the Union's advancement toward their position. Citadel professor Dr. Kyle Sinisi guides us through the military maneuvers...
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 1
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 1

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The Challenge The Union Army decides the time is right to move into position on James Island and capture Charleston Harbor. Citadel professor Dr. Kyle Sinisi guides us through the military maneuvers...
The Planter at the Gate, Part 5
The Planter at the Gate, Part 5

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Robert E. Lee redevelops his strategy for defending the South. Sea island plantation owners feel abandoned. The stage is set for Robert Smalls.
The Planter at the Gate, Part 7
The Planter at the Gate, Part 7

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There are two avenues into Charleston for the Union Army. Driven by information from Smalls, the Union goes for the back door - right through James Island and Thomas Lamar.
The Planter at the Gate, Part 4
The Planter at the Gate, Part 4

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President Lincoln blockades Southern ports. The Union takes Port Royal Sound. The coastal planters flee leaving tens of thousands of enslaved people free.