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Siege of Charleston, 1861-1865 / Edition 1

Siege of Charleston, 1861-1865 / Edition 1

by E Milby Burton
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On April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter was fired on by the Confederate batteries located around the Charleston Harbor. Within thirty-four hours, the fort had surrendered. From that moment on, the recapturing of Fort Sumter became one of the Union's most important objectives. Nearly four years elapsed before the Northern forces were successful. The Siege of Charleston provides the complete history of those four important years in the history of the Civil War.

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ISBN-13: 9780872493452
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/12/1982
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 530,151
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

E. Milby Burton (1898-1977) was director of the Charleston Museum for forty years. His articles appeared in the Magazine Antiques and the New York Times, and his books include South Carolina Silversmiths and Charleston Furniture, 1700-1825.

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