South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History

Confrontation to Conflict: South Carolina's Path to the Civil War - A journey down South Carolina’s path from Nullification to Secession as depicted through the State’s documents.

South Carolina State Museum

The Civil War in South Carolina - The year 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. A series of new exhibits marks the observance and opens new history exhibit space at the State Museum. The display is part of an expansion of the Museumís permanent Civil War exhibits that will add, when complete, another 2200 square feet of new space to the museumís history floor.

The Coming of the Civil War - Part of current exhibit
Soldiers of the Palmetto State - Part of current exhibit
Naval Warfare and Failed Attempts to Take Charleston - Part of current exhibit

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Martin Letter Collection - This collection contains ten letters written by Lt. James "Newt" Martin, a Newberry native who enlisted as a private in Co. E, 3rd SC Volunteer Infantry at age 29. He was elected Lieutenant on December 31, 1863, and served throughout the entire war. The letters span over two and a half years of the Civil War, from January 1862 to August 1864. Not only do these letters provide insight into the conditions that Martin and his fellow troops faced during battle, but they also show how he occupied his camp time, his thoughts on the war, and how he stayed connected to his family.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit Series, 2011-2015:  
Bold Banners: Early Civil War Flags of South Carolina May 2011 - September 2012
Religion in the Civil War October 2011 - May 2012
Civil War in 3D June 2012 - May 2013
South Carolinians at the Battle of Gettysburg June 2013
From Backrooms to Battlefields:
The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy
Spring 2014
Carolinas Campaign  

The Charleston Museum

Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War  
Ongoing Permanent Exhibit
Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War October 14, 2010 - October 30, 2011
September 10, 2011 - December 22, 2011
April 3, 2012 - June 19, 2012
Blasted: Assorted Projectiles and Explosives of the Civil War January 9 - September 10, 2012
Brethren: Charleston's Militia and the Civil War September 14 - June 3, 2013
“Our Duty was Quite Arduous”
The Union Encampment on Little Folly Island, 1863- 1865
June 6, 2013– March 10, 2014

Other Charleston Area Exhibits

Many of the Civil War's significant events took place in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Lowcountry Civil War Commemoration Events Page


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