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Charleston, South Carolina Items


Blockade Running Letters & Documents





A Great Charleston Display Piece: Major Robert Anderson Postally Used Cover from Fort Sumter March 24th, 1861 - Just Several Months Before He was Fired Upon!






Letter - SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE EVE OF SECESSION - Edgefield District, S.C. Nov. 22, 1860 - Written to Future CS General Martin W. Gary







An Historic Document from Charleston, S.C. - Signed by Mayor Charles MacBeth, who Surrendered Charleston on Feb. 18th, 1865 to Lt. Col. A. G. Bennett of the 21st U.S. Colored Troops







One of the Colorful Units of Charleston, S.C. - The Captain of the GERMAN LIGHT ARTILLERY, William K. Bachman Writes a Receipt on Receiving a Box of Accoutrements







Letter Written by Charleston S.C. Resident Louisa A. Drayton Just Days Before the Evacuation & Surrender of the City!







   STOLEN 8/13/17    - Confederate Letter by Colonel Edward Manigault, in Charge of Ordnance in Charleston, S.C. – Enfield Rifles through the Blockade going to the Citadel







   STOLEN 8/13   - "Flag Ship New Ironsides, Charleston Harbor, S.C., April 8th, 1863" - Letter Signed by Rear Admiral S. F. Du Pont + CDV of Him + THE FINEST CDV WE HAVE SEEN OF THE SHIP NEW IRONSIDES! - The Most Powerful Ship in the U.S. Navy!






The A.D.C. of General Beauregard, Joseph J. Legare, Writes the General from Charleston, S.C. on June 19th, 1861 - Beauregard is up at Manassas & Legare Sends some FASCINATING Information to him!







War Date ALS from Major James B. White Superintendent of the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.






Important Letter from Gabriel E. Manigault to S.C. Gov. F. W. Pickens Re. the Defenses of Charleston in the Importance of Better Securing Morris Island... JUST GREAT CONTENT... HIS HOME OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IS ACROSS FROM THE CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER! - On the Reverse of the Letter is a Docket all in the hand of Gov. Pickens






Letter Written by Charleston S.C. Resident Louisa A. Drayton Just Days Before the Evacuation & Surrender of the City!








CS Document - Charleston, S.C. March 25th, 1862 - Sabre Belts for the German Hussars - 3rd S.C. Cav.








18th S.C. Infantry Letter from Sullivan's Island with Envelope & Nice 5 Cent CSA 1 Green Jeff Davis Stamp & Perfect Charleston Cancellation








Famous Charleston Lawyer W. F. Colcock Describes Charleston's Conditions in Jan/1862






CS Secretary of War James A. Seddon Writes on Official War Dept. Stationery Topic: BLOCKADE RUNNING!






Setting Up Early Artillery Defenses Charleston October 1861






Shipping Arms from the Citadel in Charleston to the Arsenal in Columbia






N.B. Porter, President of the Senate Confirms Gen. Dunovant & Col. Riplet - Jan. 28, 1861






Admiral John Dahlgren Writes Sister from Besieged Charleston Addressed His Wounded Son Ulric!







S.C. Begins Its Honor Roll of Fallen Heroes







Pre-Civil War Charleston Cover with "Ravenel & Co." Hand Stamp






Amazing S.C. Letter Re. Secession - Can you help us figure out the S.C. town and who wrote it?  






Arming & Equipping the S.C. Troops - October 1861






Order Given by Gen. Ripley Charleston July 23, 1863: Gen. DeSaussure S.C. militia will assume command of the troops in the city







   STOLEN 8/13/17    - Attorney's Appointment to Practice Law in the "Independent" State of S.C., May 7th, 1861 - Great Looking Doc.!







CS Troops in Charleston Get Equipped - Rare Stationery! Sumter & Moultrie in 1860-61







War of 1812 - Ship Embargo in Charleston, S.C. May 20th, 1812






Capt. of the U.S.S. John Adams Off Charleston, S.C. Lays Out the Trap to Catch Confederate Blockade Runners






1861 Charleston Letter & Cover  - Talks of Getting Supplies through the Blockade!






1st S.C. Commission Signed by Gov.Pickens, Along with 4 Nice Items






Admiral Dahlgren Sends Fort Sumter's Captured Guns & Ammunition North!





In 1850 Union Engineer Alexander H. Bowman is asked to speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held in Charleston in 1851 - Bowman was the Engineer who constructed Fort Sumter - In 1861 he supported the North... as Superintendent of West Point!






State of S.C. "Captured" Commission - The 149th N.Y. Have Some Fun with an Official CS Form!







French Man-of-War Arrives in Charleston Harbor - Gives Intelligence to the South!








"The first year of the Independence of the State of S.C." - Military Comm.Signed by Gov. Francis W. Pickens






Pair of Anthony Stereoviews of the "Ruins of Central Hall, Char. S.C. Effects of the Great Fire in 1862" & the Ruins of the Circular Church & Sec. Hall with St. Michael's Church in the Background - Brady Negative