Charleston Under Siege: The Impregnable City

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Charleston was the prize that the Union army and navy desperately sought to capture. Union General Halleck, in writing to General W.T. Sherman, declared, "Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed." However, despite bringing to bear the full firepower of the U.S. Army and Navy, Charleston would not relent. The defense of Charleston employed every tool available to an outmanned Confederate army. Yet after 567 days of constant attack by infantry, gun batteries and the Union fleet, Charleston would not surrender. Only after the evacuation of the Confederate forces to reinforce General Joe Johnston in North Carolina did the Federal government gain control of the city. Join historian Doug Bostick as he tells the story of the siege of Charleston, the longest siege of the Civil War.
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ISBN: 9781596297579
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: South Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 80
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Doug Bostick is a native of James Island and is an eighth-generation South Carolinian. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. Bostick is a former staff and faculty member of the University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland. He is the author of fifteen books, and his knowledge of history is enhanced by a raconteur's gift for storytelling.
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