November 7 & 8, 2014
South Carolina Archives & History Center,
Columbia, SC

Registration Information - Agenda

As the Sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War continues, you are invited to join us as we try to understand the role South Carolina and its citizens played in this tragic period of our history.

South Carolina played an important role as the trigger for this four year conflict that would determine the fate of our nation. The thunder of artillery that soon rolled over the waters of Charleston harbor would reverberate across the continent throwing the country into a cataclysmic struggle that shapes our country to this day. The symposium is for those who seek to learn and discuss the many aspects of the war and how it impacted South Carolina and the nation.

Featured Speaker – Gordon Rhea

Reappraising Grant and Lee in the Overland Campaign

Other presentations include:

• Dr. Phillip Racine – Living A Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, SC, in the Civil War

• Dr. Rodger Stroup - South Carolina Railroads in the Civil War

• Kathryn Conley - Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign

• Mary Hatcher & Jean Hutchinson– War & Wardrobe

• Alex Moore – Unalloyed Vandalism: The Arson of Robert Wilson Gibbes's Columbia Home

• Mike Wadsworth - Murder and Dueling in the Civil War

Also includes:

• Friday reception with heavy hors d’oeure followed by our featured speaker
• Speakers sessions on Saturday with lunch provided
• Guided tour of the Congaree Creek battlefield led by River Alliance Archeologist Eric Poplin

For more information contact Patrick McCawley, 803-896-6203 or

Hosted by

Historic Columbia Foundation
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
University South Caroliniana Society
South Carolina Archives and History Foundation
South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Registration Information

Mail In Registration Form (PDF)

Eventbrite - South Carolina Civil War Symposium

Check out South Carolina's Civil War Sesquicentennial Website - Link

Above: Sherman's entry into Columbia, South Carolina. Published in harper's Weekley on April 1, 1865.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History.