Confederate Military History
South Carolina

This set was written by distinguished men of the South, producing a work which truly portrays the times and issues of the Confederacy. It was edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia.

Two volumes--the first and the last--comprise such subjects as the justification of the Southern States in seceding from the Union and the honorable conduct of the war by the Confederate States government; the history of the actions and concessions of the South in the formation of the Union and its policy in securing the existing magnificent territorial dominion of the United States; the civil history of the Confederate States, supplemented with sketches of the President, Vice-President, cabinet officers and other officials of the government; Confederate naval history; the morale of the armies; the South since the war, and a connected outline of events from the beginning of the struggle to its close. We have combined these two volumes into one "Causes of the War" volume.

There are also individual volumes for each state: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas & Florida. An additional volume covers the Confederate Navy.

Each state being treated in a separate history allows space for details concerning its peculiar story, its own devotion, its own heroes, and its battlefields. These volumes contain information on each unit; where, when, and by whom the unit was formed. There are also some Rosters.

Table of Contents for the South Carolina volume

  • CHAPTER I. Spirit of Secession--The State Militia --Charleston and the Forts--The Violated Agreement-- Major Anderson Occupies Fort Sumter--South Carolina Occupies Pinckney and Moultrie--The Star of the West--Fort Sumter Surrendered--Carolinians in Virginia--Battle of Manassas

  • CHAPTER II. Affairs on the Coast--Loss of Port Royal Harbor--Gen. R. E. Lee in Command of the Department-Landing of Federals at Port Royal Ferry--Gallant Fight on Edisto Island-- General Pemberton Succeeds Lee in Command--Defensive Line, April, 1862

  • CHAPTER III. South Carolinians in Virginia --Battle of Williamsburg--Eltham's Landing--Seven Pines and Fair Oaks--Nine-Mile Road--Gaines' Mill--Savage Station --Frayser's Farm--Malvern Hill

  • CHAPTER IV. The Coast of South Carolina, Summer of 1862--Operations under General Pemberton--Engagement at Old Pocotaligo---Campaign on James Island--Battle of Secessionville

  • CHAPTER V. General Beauregard in Command --The Defenses of Charleston -- Disposition of Troops-- Battle of Pocotaligo---Repulse of Enemy at Coosawhatchie Bridge --Operations in North Carolina--Battle of Kinston --Defense of Goldsboro

  • CHAPTER VI. South Carolinians in the West --Manigault's and Lythgoe's Regiments at Corinth --The Kentucky Campaign--Battle of Murfreesboro

  • CHAPTER VII. With Lee in Northern Virginia, 1862 --The Maneuvers on the Rappahannock--Second Manassas Campaign --Battle of Ox Hill.

  • CHAPTER VIII. The Maryland Campaign --The South Mountain Battles--Capture of Harper's Ferry --Battles of Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown

  • CHAPTER IX. Hampton's Cavalry in the Maryland Raid-The Battle of Fredericksburg--Death of Gregg --South Carolinians at Marye's Hill--Cavalry Operations

  • CHAPTER X. Operations in South Carolina, Spring of 1863-Capture of the Isaac Smith --Ingraham s Defeat of the Blockading Squadron --Naval Attack on Fort Sumter-Hunter's Raids

  • CHAPTER XI. South Carolina Troops in Mississippi--Engagement near Jackson--The Vicksburg Campaign --Siege of Jackson

  • CHAPTER XII. South Carolinians in the Chancellorsville Campaign-- Service of Kershaw's and McGowan's Brigades --A Great Confederate Victory

  • CHAPTER XIII. Operations in South Carolina --Opening of Gillmore's Campaign against Fort Sumter --The Surprise of Morris Island--First Assault on Battery Wagner --Demonstrations on James Island and Against the Railroad --Action near Grimball's Landing

  • CHAPTER XIV. Second Assault on Battery Wagner --Siege of Wagner and Bombardment of Fort Sumter --Evacuation of Morris Island

  • CHAPTER XV. The Gettysburg Campaign --Gallant Service of Perrin's and Kershaw's Brigades --Hampton's Cavalry at Brandy Station

  • CHAPTER XVI. South Carolinians at Chickamauga --Organization of the Armies--- South Carolinians Engaged --Their Heroic Service and Sacrifices

  • CHAPTER XVII. The Siege of Charleston --Continued Bombardment of Fort Sumter --Defense Maintained by the Other Works --The Torpedo Boats--Bombardment of the City-- Transfer of Troops to Virginia--Prisoners under Fire --Campaign on the Stono

  • CHAPTER XVIII. South Carolinians with Longstreet and Lee--Wauhatchie--Missionary Ridge--Knoxville --The Virginia Campaign of 1864 --From the Wilderness to the Battle of the Crater

  • CHAPTER XIX. The Atlanta Campaign --Battles around Atlanta--Jonesboro --Hood's Campaign in North Georgia --The Defense of Ship's Gap--Last Campaign in Tennessee --Battle of Franklin

  • CHAPTER XX. The Closing Scenes in Virginia -- Siege of Richmond and Petersburg--Fall of Fort Fisher --South Carolina Commands at Appomattox

  • CHAPTER XXI. Battle of Honey Hill --Sherman's Advance into South Carolina --Organization of the Confederate Forces --Burning of Columbia--Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville --- Conclusion


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