A Few Charleston Civil War Sites April, 2021

4 05 2021

Here are a few photos from James Island I took while on my recent trip to Charleston, S.C.  Click the images for larger versions. I apologize for the format – still trying to figure out WordPress’s “new” editor, and it’s clumsy. Next post I think I’ll just insert thumbnails.

Secessionville Manor, a short boat ride from my brother’s dock. The impressive dwelling and grounds played a role in the 1862 battle of the same name.

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Morris Island Lighthouse, a longer boat ride. The lighthouse can orient you in the general direction of the site of Ft. or Battery Wagner, now under water. And the lighthouse was designed at least in part by First Bull Run first-shot-firer, Peter Conover Hains. There is an active preservation group working on the lighthouse, and you can learn more about it here.

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Monuments and displays at the Ft. Lamar Heritage Preserve. (EDIT: I did not notice the vandalism until I posted these photos.)

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These are self explanatory, and are found in the yard of the James Island Presbyterian Church.

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6 05 2021
Mike Froning

Hi Harry – just got back from Charleston and Kiawah Island myself. Thanks for the pics. If you haven’t been there already, would highly recommend a visit to the McLeod Plantation on James Island – run by the county and they do an incredible job of interpretation – much different than other plantation tours as they tell the story of slaves and share croppers through time and documented accounts (had residents in the slave cabins until 1990!)
https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site

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6 05 2021
Harry Smeltzer

Thanks Mike!

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