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Charleston Harbor documents, 1861-1864 (bulk 1863)

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z3x7


Descriptive Summary

Title: Charleston Harbor documents, 1861-1864 (bulk 1863)
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 17
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Official documents including reports (vessel position, inspection, damage, and description of attacking fleets) and orders relating to the operations and defense of Charleston Harbor, through activities at Fort Sumter and James Island, South Carolina.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 1938.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)],Charleston Harbor documents, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, was under the protection of the Confederate Army's Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida during the Civil War. Upon the evacuation of Charleston, February 1865, the Charleston Squadron, situated in Charleston Harbor, was destroyed to prevent capture.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of official documents including reports (vessel position, inspection, damage, and description of attacking fleets) and orders. Materials relate to the operations and defense of Charleston Harbor, through activities at Fort Sumter and James Island, South Carolina. Orders and reports were exchanged between officers stationed there, with their headquarters in Charleston. The activities of Colonel A.D. Frederick, commander of the 2nd South Carolina Artillery Regiment on James Island, are particularly apparent through these documents.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 1861 April 16 - 1864 April 29
1 2 1863 May 6 - November 9
1 3 1864 March 14 - November 8
1 4 Papers, undated
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