Civil War Sesquicentennial

Digital Classroom:
The Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War

Funded in part by the Humanities Council of South Carolina, the South Carolina Historical Society has developed a multimedia exhibit about secession in conjunction with the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in 2010-2015. The project includes traditional exhibits installed at the Fireproof Building as well as a digital presentation available to 8th-grade teachers nationwide. The SCHS also has created a lesson plan for teachers (download it by the link below) to be used in conjunction with the digital exhibit.

Voices of Secession Lesson Plan

Voices of Secession Presentation

The mission of The Humanities CouncilSC is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians.


SCHS Civil War Sesquicentennial Articles

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With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War coming to a close on April 9th, 2015, we have made available select articles from the “Sesquicentennial of the Civil War” series published in the 2011-2015 editions of Carologue. Below you will find links to these articles:

Grimball Family Papers

Francis Peyre Porcher

The Henry W. Feilden Letters

Captain John C. Mitchel

William Porcher DuBose

Battle of First Manassas

The Battle of Secessionville: ‘A Scene of Blood’

An Interesting Case of Historical Serendipity

The Fort Walker Flag