The Battlefield

1861-1865. Learn about the battles during the Civil War, Sherman's March through the South, Robert Small's heroics, The Hunley and more.
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Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
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 3
The Battle of Secessionville - Part 3

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The 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 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 6
The Planter at the Gate, Part 6

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In 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.