Charleston is a treasure for anyone interested in the Civil War. There are many sites associated with the war or the Hunleythat can still be seen and visited. These include:
Fort Sumter - The target of the first shots of the Civil War on April 12, 1861.
Fort Moultrie - The indefensible fort that was abandoned by Major Robert Anderson in order to occupy Fort Sumter in December of 1860. This move strained already tense relations between the Federal Government and the state of South Carolina.
The Battery or White Point Gardens - One of the most beautiful and interesting places in Charleston or South Carolina. It provides a magnificent view of Charleston harbor. There are many actual Civil War cannons and mortars on display.
Breach Inlet - The Hunley went through this narrow inlet on its ill fated attack on theHousatonic.
The accompanying photograph shows the modern bridge crossing the inlet. Houses now stands at the former site of Battery Marshall on the inlet.
Magnolia Cemetery - The final resting place of hundreds of Confederate war dead including Horace L. Hunley and his crew. Hunley and his entire crew were drowned in a practice dive in the tiny submarine he helped build and finance. The future placement of the stone marker for this cemetery was the inspiration for the famous poem by Henry Timrod.
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