November 6 & 7, 2015
South Carolina Archives & History Center,
Columbia, SC

Registration Information - Agenda

As the Sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War comes to an end, 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.

Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland

Distinguished Professor Emeritus - USC Beaufort

Where Reconstruction Began: Beaufort  and the Civil War

Other presentations include:

• Rick Hatcher – Fort Sumter

• Allen Roberson and W. C. Smith - The English Connection: The McRae Papers and the C. A. Huey Arms and Equipment Collection

• Karen Stokes - Contemplating Desolation: Observations on Occupied Charleston

• Neil Baxley - From Bay Point to Bentonville: The Military Career of Brigadier General Stephen Elliott

• Tom Elmore – Potter's Raid

• Glenn Swain – "A Fine Looking Set of Men": the 7th SC Volunteers in the Maryland Campaign

Also includes:

• Friday reception with heavy hors d’oeure followed by our featured speaker
• Speakers sessions on Saturday with lunch provided
• A private showing of selected items from the C. A. Huey Arms and Equipment Collection at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

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

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