November 4 & 5, 2011
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 – Dr. Orville Vernon Burton

The Age of Lincoln and the Civil War

Other presentations include:

• Dr. J. Tracy Power – To Begin the World For Themselves: The Civil War on the Beaufort District Sea Islands

• Dr. Stephen R. Wise – Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Port Royal

• Patricia G. McNeely – Knights of the Quill: South Carolina Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting

• Chester DePratter, James Legg, and Kalla DePratter – Columbia’s Five Civil War Prisons

• Elizabeth Young – Religion and the Road to Secession

• Mac Wyckoff – Richard Kirkland: An Angel or a Hoax?

Also includes:

• Friday reception
• Speakers sessions on Saturday with lunch provided
• Saturday reception with heavy hors d’oeure followed by our featured speaker

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) - Online Registration

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

Above: Fort Walker. The Federal naval bombardment of the Confederate fort on Hilton Head Island, November 7, 1861. Published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on November 30, 1861.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History.