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7:23 am on Friday June 15, 2012

Ceremonies mark the sesquicentennial of the 1862 Battle of Secessionville

Image by Flickr user Snap ManThe sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville on James Island will be commemorated on June 15-16. Historians consider Fort Lamar and the Battle of Secessionville the second-most-important Civil War battleground in...
9:53 am on Saturday April 7, 2012

Even more tourists going to Fort Sumter

Image by Flickr user fboosman In April 1861, the first shot of the Civil War was fired on Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor — 150 years later in 2011 the fort saw a record influx of visitors that has carried through to 2012 — up 11% more from...
5:37 am on Monday November 14, 2011

Recalling the Battle of Port Royal, and the 'rehearsal for Reconstruction'

Popular Graphic Arts Collection, Library of Congress Original caption: "Victorious bombardment of Port Royal by the United States fleet, under command of Commodore Dupont." Update November 14: While the first report below is still a great account...
4:37 am on Sunday May 29, 2011

Charleston: Home of the first Memorial Day in 1865 to honor the Union dead

Flickr user Matito As the nation marks the Civil War sesquicentennial, here's a pair of surprises for you: not only was the first Memorial Day held in Charleston on the cusp of the Civil War, but it was held explicitly to honor the Union dead....
4:36 am on Saturday May 28, 2011

Charleston: Home of the first Memorial Day in 1865 to honor the Union dead

Image by Flickr user Matito As we mark the Civil War sesquicentennial, here's a pair of surprises for you: not only was the first Memorial Day held in Charleston on the cusp of the Civil War, but it was held explicitly to honor the Union dead. See...
2:04 am on Sunday April 24, 2011

Retelling the long and sad final days of Confederate Charleston

A view of the Post Office on East Bay Street and what was rumored to be the only palmetto tree left in the city by 1865.There's been a lot written as of late on the Civil War as the sesquicentennial is marked. So it's perhaps with good timing that...
9:50 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Multitude of cannon fire, events mark 150 years since firing on Fort Sumter (update: coverage)

The Bombardment of Fort Sumter.Update April 13: Here's an early-morning update with the better of the latest coverage. Live 5 News has a quick but solid newsy video of the day and the observance of a day that split the country (watch that here.) ABC...
12:15 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series

I suppose it's no surprise that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil Wa, which began 150 years ago today at...
12:15 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series in Charleston

I suppose none of you should be surprised that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil War, which began 150 years...
10:15 am on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series

I suppose none of you should be surprised that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil War, which began 150 years...

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