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The Swamp Angel at Charleston, South Carolina 1863

In July 1863, Union forces Major General Quincy Gillmore’s Army of the South landed on Morris Island outside Charleston, South Carolina.  Gillmore’s objective was to take control of Charleston Harbor and eventually, Charleston itself. ...


The Fall of Fort Sumter

Iron Brigader began its blog with a poem by Edmund Clarence Stedman, a poet from Connecticut who served as a field correspondent for the “New York World” in the early years of the Civil...


April 1861: The Civil War Begins

150 Years Ago in the Civil War On April 5th 1861, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordered a Naval expedition to proceed to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor for the purpose of resupplying...