Charleston, South Carolina Items

Blockade Running Letters & Documents

"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!

Just Prior to the Confederate Firing on Fort Sumter, Confederate Lt. Colonel (Later General) R. S. Ripley Supplies Fort Moultrie with Powder and Fuse

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

Confederate Arsenal, Charleston, Oct. 24th, 1862 - The Commander of the Arsenal, Major F. Childs Writes to General Thomas Jordan Regarding the "Harbor Obstructions" in Charleston Harbor

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!

Bank of Charleston, S.C. Stock Certificate - March 28th, 1862 - This was the bank that was recently in the news as it was part of Wachovia & it has been discovered that they accepted 500+ slaves as collateral!

Confederate Document & CDV: The Blakely Gun Battery in Charleston, a Rare Pair!

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

S.C. Palmetto Sharp Shooter Letter: Pickets Talk to Enemy!

Confederacy Orders Uniforms from England

Arming the C.S.S. Nashville

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

18th S.C. - Describes Yankees Pummeling Fort Sumter!

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

Important Letter by Col. Aldrich to Gov. Bonham Re. the State of S.C.'s in Blockade Running & its use of the Blockade Runner Alice & Fannie of the Bee Line Shipping Co. - Also Discusses N.C.'s The Advance & Petersburg

S.C. Begins Its Honor Roll of Fallen Heroes

An Amazing Letter Telling the Excitement in Washington, D.C. After the Secession of S.C. -Written by Congressman M. Tappen 

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

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

S.C. Commission - Signed by Witherspoon, Col. 21st S.C. Militia & by Gov. Francis Pickens

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

17th S.C. Vols. - Starting the Cadet Riflemen Co. by Capt. Wm. S. Elliott, June 18, '61 Charleston, S.C.

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


"Kirkwood Rangers" - S.C. Holcombe Legion Cavalry - Nice Oct. 1861 Letter with Cover Describing Camp in Richmond, Va.

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

Confederate General R. S. Ripley Writes from Charleston, S.C. on Rare "Head Quarters Provisional Forces" Stationery - October 5th, 1861

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!

"Sea Island Company" Stock Certificate Vignette of Slaves Picking Cotton Signed by Alfred Ely!   

Letter by CS Soldier Who Became a "Galvanized Yankee" Telling of His Job Placing "Electric Machine" Torpedoes in Harbor, Sullivan's Island, Charleston, S.C.

"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