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

Sea Shore--Folly Island, S.C. May 1863

Sea Shore – Folly Island, S.C. May 1863

Artist – Alfred R. Waud; drawing on cream paper : pencil ; 6.7 x 19.0 cm. (sheet).

Inscribed lower right: Blockading fleet off Charleston.

Library of Congress image.


The only actual fighting to occur on Folly Island was on May 10th, 1863, when confederate forces attacked federal pickets on the left side of Little Folly Island. The fighting was light, as the confederate forces were conducting a reconnaissance mission, aimed mostly at gathering information and taking prisoners.  (Source: An Educators Guide to Folly Island, South Carolina.)

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