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    Foiled at Fort Wagner

    Major General Quincy Gillmore could be forgiven for feeling overly confident as he planned his army’s assault on Charleston, S.C., in July 1863. A little more than a year earlier, Gillmore had gained acclaim for leading the Federals’...


    The War in Their Words: This Great Struggle

    A Confederate Surgeon kept his faith in his cause during the war’s last days. Dr. Francis Marion Robertson was a prominent figure in Charleston, S.C., when the Civil War began. A politically active Whig and friend of Henry Clay,...