VideoDuring the Civil War, the Union and the Confederacy turned to the states to build and maintain their armies. While some volunteer units stayed home to defend South Carolina, many other units were...
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).
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 2 | Carolina Stories
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
Video280 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
VideoThe 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...
Fort Frederick, Chapter 6
VideoWar and emancipation. The Port Royal Experiment begins.
The Pluff Mud Advantage
VideoHome 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 Swamp Angel
VideoCharleston Museum curator, Grahame Long, recounts the story of the war's most renowned Parrott gun and its deadly ordnance: Greek Fire.
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 2
VideoThe 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 3
VideoThe Battle Confederate and Union forces clash in a short, bloody fight. Citadel professor Dr. Kyle Sinisi guides us through the military maneuvers that climaxed on June 16, 1862.
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 1
VideoThe 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 6
VideoIn a daring move, Robert Smalls and his crew commandeer the steamship, The Planter, sail past Fort Sumter and deliver the ship and key intelligence to the Union.