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Representing more than fifteen years of research drawn from some two hundred sources, Kirkland’s Dark Hours is a compendium of the 11,238 South Carolinians held in captivity as a result of their service to the Confederacy. Kirkland’s list includes the individuals’ names, ranks, and units; where and when they were held, and when they were moved; their final dispositions; and sources to assist researchers. This volume is the most complete record ever published of South Carolinians held in Union captivity during the Civil War.
Representing more than a decade of research, Kirkland’s Broken Fortunes compiles the records of soldiers, sailors, and other South Carolina citizens who gave their lives to the Confederate States of America and to the state of South Carolina–nearly 13 percent of South Carolina’s white male population at the time of the Civil War. Included in these records are the individual’s names, ages, ranks, units, home districts, places and causes of death, and more. The information compiled here offers invaluable data for Civil War researchers and enthusiasts, genealogists, local historians, and others.
South Carolina Civilians in Sherman’s Path
During the fateful winter of 1865, General William T. Sherman led an army of over sixty thousand troops on a destructive march through the Palmetto State. Hundreds of the affected residents recorded their harrowing experiences in letters, diaries, memoirs and newspaper accounts, much of which is corroborated by the testimony of Sherman’s own officers and soldiers. Join South Carolina historian and archivist Karen Stokes as she brings together these stories from around the state. Stokes delves deep, including graphic accounts by civilians who were also affected by two lesser-known military operations that followed Sherman’s raid in the spring of 1865–Potter’s Raid, an expedition led by Union General E.E. Potter, and the raids conducted by Union troops pursuing Confederate president Jefferson Davis through the state.