As I once again plunge into the history of the Civil War in South Carolina, I notice more and more internet articles that touch on my research. Some of them inform my next book, "Damed Yankee" while others remind me of incidents in "Beyond All Price," "Left by the Side of the Road," and "The Road to Frogmore." I'm collecting them here for my own information and to fill my readers in on stories about Civil War history they may not have heard in school. Descendants of South Carolina slaves still think of themselves as the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and they've been very busy in July, commemorating the Battle of Fort Wagner and the famous 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment. I know I've already posted the story of Fort Wagner, but here are two more articles connected to it. One comes from NPR,and the other is a collection of photos from this year's reenactment of the battle. Find them at:
I'm not really interrupting my celebration of "Ghost Week" but rather making room for the ghosts of all those brave men who died on the battlements of Fort Wagner. Don't forget to come back next week to start learning about the ghosts of Frogmore.