Civil War Letters: South Carolina
1st S.C. Infantry Confederate Report Concerning the Federal Bombardment of Fort Moultrie in November 1864 – “The parapet of Fort Moultrie was very much cut up by the fire of the enemy” – “Some portions of the external slope has slided”
U.S. Steamer Augusta Off Charleston, May 22nd, 1863 – Letter from Pardon Spencer – Great Description of the Union Ironclad “Little Monitors”, Capturing a “Contraband” & Chasing Blockade Runners. At Port Royal: “I saw one white woman the last time I was there. She had only one eye and perhaps a wooden leg.”
U.S. Steamer Augusta, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron Off Charleston, S.C. – Fighting the Confederate Ironclads Chicora & Palmetto State, “We received one 9 inch shell through our vessel… the shot and shell flew around us for a time.”
Letter by J. B. Witherspoon Phillips, Company A 18th Battalion, South Carolina Artillery – His Beautiful Uniform is Pictured All Over the Internet!
Famous Charleston Lawyer W. F. Colcock Describes Charleston’s Condition in January 1862
1861 Charleston Letter & Cover – Talks of Getting Supplies through the Blockade!
Soldier in S.C. Militia Gives a Great Summary of Deteriorating Conditions in Charleston, S.C. – “I have but 2 shirts to my name at present, & they are on the eve of dissolution or secession to use the term applicable to the order of the day”