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... older South Carolinian woman, was very knowledgeable and gave a good deal of information about Charleston, the harbor and of South Carolina in general. She pointed out many landmarks and areas of interest along the coast.
As I mentioned, we went out to view the remains of Fort Sumter, the place that was arguably the focal point to the beginning of the Civil War. Because of the massive attacks on the fort during the war, it was all but destroyed. The ...
What a beautiful place! We loved Charleston! It is, of course, famous as the place where the Civil War started - at Fort Sumter - and also as the location for "Gone with the Wind".It was settled by the English in 1670 and was named in honour of Charles II. (It was originally called Charlestown.) It prospered because of its rice and cotton plantations but also as a centre of the slave trade. It's quite a small place with ...
... State Custom House where all the taxes on imports are collected from the Port of Charleston.
Our next activity was a tour of the historic district with Stephen. We drove through some of the residential areas, through the College of Charleston, and past many of the over 170 churches in Charleston (hence The Holy City nickname). Our next destination was the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. We passed ...
... At night the fire from the fort stopped, but the Confederates still lobbed an occasional shell into Sumter. On Saturday, April 13, the fort was surrendered and evacuated. During the attack, the Union colors fell.
Lt. Norman J. Hall risked life and limb to put them back up, burning off his eyebrows permanently. A Confederate soldier bled to death having been wounded by a misfiring cannon. One Union soldier died and another ...
... we are in a government/tourist quarter..no 'real' people!
Stop at Poogans porch and sit at a common table ..its fried green tomatoes,Shrimps n grits (tasty) followed by a $5 cup of regular coffee we will learn coffee run 5-6 $ a cup haven't yet tried a latte...the accents too are not as strong as I expected... Maybe to help the tourists!