General P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding the Confederate defenses in South Carolina and Georgia, issues a proclamation warning citizens that a Federal attack on either Charleston or Savannah is imminent.
Category: South Carolina
The Battle of Secessionville
Federal forces attack strong Confederate defenses on James Island, and cause a general to be removed from command.
Federals Advance on Charleston
Henry W. Benham plans to attack Confederate positions on James Island, south of Charleston, in violation of orders from his superior.
Quite a Valuable Acquisition
A slave hands over a Confederate vessel to the Federal blockade fleet off South Carolina, along with key information about Confederate positions around Charleston.
The Fall of Port Royal
After struggling through a horrific storm on the Atlantic, the Federal naval squadron attacks and captures a vital Confederate port.
Federals Prepare to Attack Port Royal
A massive Federal armada begins arriving off Port Royal, S.C., with plans to bombard the forts guarding the port into submission.