Monday, April 15, 2013

Charleston 2013 Reunion: Day Four

Fort Sumter, from Fort Moultrie

Some of the big guns at Fort Moultrie

Breech Inlet on Sullivan's Island, where the Hunley launched

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Charleston 2013 Reunion: Day Three

Soldier graffiti, Secessionville Manor 

Pat Brennan leading the troops, Secessionville Manor

Pat Brennan, Battle of Secessionville

Pat Brennan, Rick Hatcher -- Charleston Battery,
discussing the ironclad assault on Fort Sumter. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Charleston 2013 Reunion: Day Two

Seeing the Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center

Pat Brennan discussing his experience at the raising of the Hunley,
and prepping the crowd for tomorrow's Secessionville tour

Fort Sumter National Monument historian Rick Hatcher, spelling it all out.

Charleston 2013 Reunion: Day One

Major Steven Smith at the H.M.S. Seraph Memorial, Citadel Campus

Clay pot by "Dave the Slave," Charleston Museum. See this earlier blog post.

Grahame Long, Curator of History, at the oldest museum in the United States.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

And so it begins -- The Civil War Forum in Charleston

Annual design, as always, by Stevan Meserve

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Photography and the American Civil War

[Captain Charles A. and Sergeant John M. Hawkins, Company E, "Tom Cobb Infantry," Thirty-eigth Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

Opening today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Photography and the American Civil War

April 2–September 2, 2013

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan's celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861–1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.