Posted By Bill Payer on Nov 15, 2020 | 0 comments

Robert Smalls daring escape with the Planter and a city in ruins from Union bombardment. The city was being destroyed and its people were fleeing. Read chapter 28 of Brian Hicks series celebrating 350 years of Charleston history by CLICKING HERE.

A Confederate photographer took this interior photo of Fort Sumter in 1864. The fort had been pounded into rubble by near-continuous shelling that year by Union batteries and gunships. Note the two soldiers in the center background of the photo. Library of Congress/Provided

To see all 28 (thus far) Hicks columns CLICK HERE

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