A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War

A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War Presented by Ron Roth. The art of leading American artists and photographers of the American Civil War era provides unique and compelling images of the experiences of soldiers, civilians and slaves. From the battlefield to the home front, this art includes insights into the viewpoints … Read more

Undaunted Valor: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery in the Civil War

Undaunted Valor: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery in the Civil War Presented by Ron Roth. The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery is one of the longest-serving military units in the history of the United States.  Its service includes the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and World War … Read more

The Classroom Civil War Museum

The Classroom Civil War Museum Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A traveling display of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and artifacts is available as a separate program. It requires a dedicated classroom for the day and at least six … Read more

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Gerald Y. Pitts performs an original one-act play as Abraham Lincoln. You will hear Abe recount stories of his life from boyhood to presidency. Programs are available for any … Read more

Eyewitnesses to General Sherman’s campaign and the burning of Columbia

Eyewitnesses to General Sherman’s campaign and the burning of Columbia Presented by Patricia McNeely. General Sherman went to great lengths during the burning of Columbia, South Carolina to protect a friend whose family he had visited frequently while he was a bachelor stationed at Fort Moultrie between 1842 and 1846. The book and letters that … Read more

Lincoln, Sherman and Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold

Lincoln, Sherman and Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold Presented by Patricia McNeely. Sherman’s brilliant campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas ended in political turmoil with public insinuations from President Andrew Johnson’s administration that Confederate President Jefferson Davis had bought his freedom from Sherman with gold from the Confederate treasury.  Sherman was accused by high … Read more

Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas

Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas Presented by Patricia McNeely. General William T. Sherman created a new form of physical, economic, and psychological “total warfare” against civilians and private property in Georgia and the Carolinas that he readily admitted would be violent and cruel. In addition to physical and economic assaults, … Read more