Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Charleston Bay and City by John Wise Chapman

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

“Shows the whole of Charleston and Castle Pinckney; here can also be seen what used to be called the ‘Ladies Gun Boat’,’ because it was constructed from proceeds raised by the ladies of Charleston by the sale of their jewels.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898.


Note: The vessels shown are CSS Chicora and CSS Palmetto State.

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