1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
The South Carolina State House, begun in 1855 and unfinished until after the Civil War, witnessed the Federal occupation of Columbia February 17-18, 1865. Union artillery batteries seeking to find their range fired on this building from across the Congaree River. Bronze stars mark the sites where these shells hit the state house. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Federals also raised the United States flag over the unfinished building, looted the existing state house, and repealed the Ordinance of Secession. Several Civil War-related monuments are on the state house grounds.
Fort Lamar Historic Preserve
Charleston, South Carolina | Part of the Battle of Secessionville, named for Col. Thomas G. Lamar, who commanded Confederate troops in this Battle.
South Carolina State House
Columbia, South Carolina | The South Carolina State House, begun in 1855 and unfinished until after the Civil War, witnessed the Federal occupation of...
Augusta Museum of History
Augusta, Georgia | This museum features Confederate uniforms, accoutrements, flags, firearms, and swords.
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Ehrhardt, South Carolina | On Feb. 2-3, 1865, during the final months of the Civil War, 1,200 Confederate soldiers made a stand here on the...
Florence National Cemetery
Florence, South Carolina | This national cemetery was established in 1865 and is associated with the nearby Union prisoner of war camp, Florence...
The Old Governor's Mansion
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