Bibliography for Researching
The 18th South Carolina Artillery Battalion
Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army.
Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref. See p. 262 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the battalion's service.
Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 6:
South Carolina. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1987. 931 p. E484C65.1987v6. Contains numerous, scattered references to South Carolina units. CD-ROM available.
Manigault, Edward Siege Train; The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston. Edited by Warren Ripley. Published for the Charleston Library Society by the University of South Carolina Press, 1986. 364 pp.
Edward was a Major in the 18th SC Artillery Battalion. Defense of Charleston, including the siege and bombardment of 1863; the Confederate evacuation and Federal occupation of Morris Island (September 7, 1863); two futile Federal bombardments of Fort Sumter, and several demonstrations and attacks on James Island. From James Island and other places in the Charleston Harbor area, Manigault kept a detailed day-by-day account of day's activities. He recorded the placement and results of the artillery in practice and actual combat and noted the success and failures of various projectiles; the construction of defensive causeways, breastworks, and bombardments, the attacks and bombardments, including the presence of a Federal cannon (the "Swamp Angel") that lofted 150 pound shells 8,000 yards; the capture of Union ships; and the reciprocal placement of Union and Confederate soldiers under each others fire to discourage bombardment in 1864. The appendix contains a report of the battle of Grimball's Causeway on James Island (February 10, 1865).
Ripley, Warren, ed. Siege Train: The Journal of a Confederate
Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston. Columbia, SC: Univ SC Pr, 1986. 364 p. E475.62M36.1986.
Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South
Carolina.... NY: Facts on File, 1995. pp. 10-12 (3 photocopied pages). E577S53.1995. (Unit organizational history).
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