One hundred and eighteen years ago today—May 23, 1900—William H. Carney received the Medal of Honor for actions in July 1863 during the Civil War. President William McKinley, who issued the Medal in the name of Congress (hence the oft-used … Continue reading
We retrieved this post by Phill Greenwalt from the Emerging Civil War archives for Black History Month.
Today is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights, an action in a larger series of battles that made up Ulysses S. Grant’s Fifth Offensive during the joint Siege of Petersburg and Richmond. New Market Heights is … Continue reading
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Tagged 54th Massachusetts, Appomattox Court House, Army of the James, Battle of the Crater, Benjamin Butler, Charles Paine, Christian Fleetwood, Fort Fisher, Fort Wagner, Honey Hill, Medal of Honor, New Market Heights, Petersburg, Richmond, Robert G. Shaw, Siege of Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant, USCT, William Carney
During a recent visit to the Charleston, South Carolina, area, my father and I kayaked to Morris Island, an uninhabited and completely undeveloped island on the south side of Charleston Harbor. I thought I would share a few photos (taken … Continue reading
Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Emerging Civil War, Photography
Tagged 54th Massachusetts, Castle Pinckney, Charleston Harbor, Charleston South Carolina, Folly Island, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, Fort Wagner, Glory, Morris Island, Robert Gould Shaw