The Civil War in the South Carolina Lowcountry

How a Confederate Artillery Battery and a Black Union Regiment Defined the War

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About the Book

Some of the most dramatic and consequential events of the Civil War era took place in the South Carolina Lowcountry between Charleston and Savannah. From fire-eater Robert Barnwell Rhett’s inflammatory 1844 speech in Bluffton calling for secession, to the last desperate attempts by Confederate forces to halt Sherman’s juggernaut, the region was torn apart by war.
This history tells the story through the experiences of two radically different military units—the Confederate Beaufort Volunteer Artillery and the U.S. 1st South Carolina Regiment, the first black Union regiment to fight in the war—both organized in Beaufort, the heart of the Lowcountry.

About the Author(s)

Retired museum director Ron Roth curated an exhibition on the history of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery for the Historic Beaufort Foundation in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was a featured speaker on the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery at the 2017 Annual Civil War Symposium of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and was a seasonal historian and licensed guide for the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Bibliographic Details

Ron Roth
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7710-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3836-2
Imprint: McFarland