Monday, April 4, 2011

Siege of Charleston, SC, Timeline-- Part 1

From the March 20th Columbia (SC) The State.

From November 1861 to July 1863, 125 blockade-runners ran the blockade into Charleston Harbor, making it the second busiest port for the business behind Wilmington, North Carolina.

The fall of Morris Island in 1863 sent blockade-runners along Sullivan's Island from !864 to the city's fall in February 1865.

MAY 28, 1861-- The blockade of Charleston Harbor began six weeks after the fall of Fort Sumter.

JUNE 16, 1862-- outnumbered Confederates turn back Union advance on Charleston at the Battle of Secessionville on James Island.

OCTOBER 22, 1862-- The Union loses the Battle of Pocotaligo during a three-day expedition to disrupt the Charleston and Savannah Railroad.

More to Come. --Old B-Runner

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