Sesquicentennial Events....

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2011

January

Citadel cadets reenactment of firing on Union supply ship the Star of the West -
SC African American Heritage Commission 2011 Annual Meeting, Awards Luncheon & Gala -


February

"Storm Clouds on the Horizon" -
"Lincoln vs. Jefferson: Opposing Visions of America" -
Civil War Speaker Series -
"Columbia's Longest Days" -
The Hunley Film and Lecture -
Battle of Aiken Reenactment -

March

"On the Eve of the War: McLeod Plantation and James Island 1860-1861" -
Civil War - Global Conflict Conference (YouTube Link) -
Lecture Series exploring science and technology of the Civil War -
"Yankeedom to Secessia" -
Wade Hampton III Memorial Service -
Battle of Charleston -
"Spirit of the Lowcountry" (Dinner cruise to Fort Sumter) -
"Music and Conversation about the Civil War Experience" -
National Council for History Education Conference -

April

Melodies from the Civil War: Hard Times -
Battle of Anderson County -
Civil War Voices -
Why they Fought -
Civil War Sesquicentennial Events at Patriots Point -
Mary Chestnut's Road to Fort Sumter -
Governor Pickens Watches the Bombardment -
First Shot Commemoration Ceremony -

May

SC Silver in the Civil War -
Jews, Slavery, and the Civil War conference -

June

Fountain Inn History Center: Historic Encampment of Soldiers from the Civil War -
SC State Museum: The Mystery of the H.L. Hunley -
Civil War Correspondent to "Visit" Fort Moultrie -
Spartanburg Military History Camp -

July

Ancestor Detectors: A Family History Camp -
The Legacy of the Civil War and the Long Road to Civil Rights (Recurring Series) -
  July 26: The Impact of the Civil War

August

The Legacy of the Civil War and the Long Road to Civil Rights (Recurring Series) -
  August 2: From Emancipation to Segregation
August 9: The Long Road to Civil Rights
August 16: Toward a New Paradigm

October

Florence County Library - Secretary Judah P. Benjamin -
Inaugural Mitchelville Forum: “Unheard Voices at the Dawn of Freedom” -
Charleston Library Society’s Speaker Series: Mary Boykin Chesnut's Long Lost Civil War Photo Album -

November

Old Exchange Building Civil War Lecture Series -
  Nov. 9th:
Nov. 16th:
Nov. 29th:
Mary Celestia: Secrets of a Blockade Runner
The Confederate Homefront
Facing Sherman in South Carolina

Annual Symposium on South Carolina Civil War History -
Florence County Library - Secretary William Henry Seward -
Lecture by Michael Coker - The Battle of Port Royal -
Battle of Secessionville Reenactment -
Battle of Port Royal Sound Boat Tour by USC at Beaufort -

 

Lowcountry Events
Many of the war’s significant events took place in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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