Hidden History of Civil War Charleston

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Forgotten tales of Charleston's Civil War history have been collected into this new compendium for today's history lovers. In a city as old as Charleston, it's only natural for some stories to become less well-known over time, but the Palmetto State's history should never be forgotten entirely. Author Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman recounts some of Charleston's amazing Civil War stories that have faded from memory, including the shady story of how an association of Charleston elites conspired to push South Carolina toward secession in 1860, and the Stone Fleet of old whaling ships that were sunk in Charleston Harbor in an attempt to choke out Confederate blockade runners, as well as a cast of real-life characters such as Amarinthia Yates Snowden, William Richard Catheart, and Tom Lockwood, just to name a few.
ISBN: 9781609495749
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Hidden History
Images: 75
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A native Charlestonian, Margaret (Peg) M.R. Eastman was a professional guide at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She coauthored Hidden History of Old Charleston and authored Remembering Old Charleston. She is a freelance writer for the Charleston Mercury and has lectured on Charleston architecture.
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