Civil War South Carolina
American Civil War
June 16, 1862
Early June 1862, Major General David Hunter transported Horatio G. Wright's and Isaac I. Stevens's Union divisions under immediate direction of Brigadier General Henry Benham to James Island where they entrenched at Grimball's Landing near the southern flank of the Confederate defenses.
On June 16, contrary to Hunter's orders, Benham launched an unsuccessful frontal assault against Fort Lamar at Secessionville.
Because Benham was said to have disobeyed orders, Hunter relieved him of command.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: City of Charleston
Campaign: Operations against Charleston (June 1862) next battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): June 16, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Henry Benham [US]; Brigadier General Nathan Evans [CS]
Forces Engaged: 8,600 total (US 6,600; CS 2,000)
Estimated Casualties: 889 total (US 685; CS 204)
Secessionville: Assault On Charleston
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War
As a graduate history instructor, I found this book to be a refreshing view of
history. It's nice to read some critical reasoning that goes against the popular biases by presenting facts that are conveniently over-looked by many others. I highly recommend this book to high school seniors and college undergraduates as an excellent basis to their understanding of the war.
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Tone / Gold Tone Finish and Wooden Grips - Replica of Revolver Used by Both USA / Union and CSA / Confederate Forces
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- 25 Union and 25 Confederate Soldier Figures, 18 Horses, 10 Cannon
- 2 Covered Wagons, 2 Tents, 2 Canoes, 2 Flags, 16 Fences
- Size: Figures Stand up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
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Harpers Ferry 1859
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The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Account of the impact
of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa. How the North was helped to victory through its effective use of the rails, also how the war changed the way railroads were built, run and financed after the war.
The Railroads of the Confederacy
The story of the first use of railroads
on a major scale in a major war. A complex and fascinating tale, with the railroads of the American South playing the part of tragic hero in the Civil War: at first vigorous though immature; then overloaded, driven unmercifully, starved for iron; and eventually worn out
Decision in the Heartland
The Civil War in the West
The western campaigns cost the Confederacy vast territories, the manufacturing of Nashville, the financial center of New Orleans, communication hub Corinth, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, along with the breadbasket of the Confederacy.
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
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