Saturday, November 04, 2017

Charleston Then & Now: Castle Pinckney (hover on image)

THEN: Unknown, 1861, S.C. Historical Society | NOW:: John Banks, Oct. 15, 2017.
(Sorry, hover effect does not work on phones, tablets.)

Overcoming the stench of pelican poo, eight fellow Center for Civil War Photography Image of War seminar attendees and I ventured into the seldom-visited Confederate fortification in Charleston Harbor earlier this month. The site of this 1861 photograph of young African-American near the entrance to the small fortification was among the stops. Union POWs, who had to overcome much more than pelicans, were kept at Castle Pinckney, now owned by the local chapter of Sons of Confederate Veterans. (The group purchased the historic property for $10 in 2011.)

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