Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.
The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.
To read this twenty-eighth installment, “Locals Escape Charleston As Civil War Reduces It to Ruins,” click here.
To read the previous twenty-seven articles, go to our website, www.tidelinesblog.com, and type “history” in the search box on the right.
(Image credit: Library of Congress/Provided. A Confederate photographer took this interior photo of Fort Sumter in 1864. The fort had been pounded into rubble by near-continuous shelling that year by Union batteries and gunships. Note the two soldiers in the center background of the photo.)