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PO Box 157, Summerville, SC 29484-0157

 

  
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The book Confederates Courageous - The Story of the Confederate Submarine H. L. Hunley by Gerald F. Teaster, tells the full story of the submarine. This fully illustrated book is written for both young readers and adults. It explains why the little boat was built and how it came to be used in Charleston.  The finding and recovery of the Hunley are discussed in detail along with the discoveries that have been made about the vessel and its crew.  Price of book is $12.95 which includes shipping. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

On August 8, 2000, the submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the ocean after 136 years. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship. It sank the Federal ship U.S.S. Housatonic just outside the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina in 1864. The Hunley was lost in the attack and was missing for 131 years before being found in 1995. This is one of the most important marine archaeological finds of all time. The submarine was recovered from its resting place and brought home again to Charleston.

Charleston has many sites with a connection to the Hunley. Click on this link to read more.

Click on this link to read a review of Confederates Courageous.
Click on this link to preview pages from the book.
Click on this link for an eyewitness account of the raising of the submarine.
Click on this link to read about building the Hunley replica for the Charleston Museum.
Click on this link to read about all the controversies involving the submarine.

 

 



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Spirit Up the People - Four Days to the Cowpens
The Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens in the upstate of South Carolina was one of the most important events of the War. A rag-tag army of American citizen soldiers unexpectedly destroyed an army made up of some of the best soldiers in the British service. This defeat of the soldiers under the command of Col. Banastre Tarleton led directly to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British troops at Yorktown, Virginia, barely ten months later. Junior History Press is proud to present a new book for both young readers and adults. The 236 page book is titled Spirit Up the People- Four Days to the Cowpens by Gerald F. Teaster. The book is illustrated by Doug Sanders.  Price of book is $15.95 which includes shipping. Click on this link to preview pages from the book. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

The book has been selected as recommended reading by the National Park Service on the Cowpens National Battlefield website at http://www.nps.gov/cowp/forteachers/suggestedreading.htm.
 

The book is also available through Amazon.com. The following review about the book and its value during the Morgan's March Re-enactment has been posted on Amazon's website:


RETRACE THE STEPS OF HISTORY!!

You can now walk in the footsteps of the American General, Daniel Morgan, on the way to the Battle of Cowpens. The annual march re-enactment takes place every January. You must pre-register with the Town of Pacolet. For more details about the march re-eneactment, photos from past events and how to register, click on the following link: 

  Morgan's March Re-enactment




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The Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS DAVID
In October, 1863, the steam torpedo boat David attacked the Federal Ironclad USS New Ironsides outside Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War. This small boat, sometimes known as "The Little David", helped change naval warfare forever. Junior History Press now offers a book that tells the story of this amazing little ship. The book was illustrated by Rick Rowland. Price of book is $12.95 which includes shipping. Click on this link to preview some pages from the book. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

Click on this link to read about building the CSS David replica for Berkeley County.


 All of the stories and articles on this website are listed on the page, Contents. They are all also listed as links in individual articles. However, the Contents page shows links to all of the stories in one place.
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Gerald F. Teaster, author and web page editor, can be reached via email at gteaster@juniorhistory.com or by writing to:

Junior History Press
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