The Charleston Mercury

The Charleston Mercury

The foundational cracks in the Union over slavery and the issue of States’ Rights were necessarily exploited by a parade of Southern nationalists promoting a narrative passionate enough to stir men to action, move them into the streets, beat the drums, shout...
Swamp Angel Rains Terror on Charleston

Swamp Angel Rains Terror on Charleston

By the fall of 1863, Charleston faced a new and unprecedented threat. With the capture of Morris Island, the Union Army constructed a long-range, two-hundred-pound Parrott rifle hidden in the Morris Island marsh grass. The cannon was dubbed the “Swamp...
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