A Charleston Wakefield cabbage, a pointed head cabbage popular among Florida growers.

Charleston Wakefield cabbage

A Charleston Wakefield cabbage, a pointed head cabbage popular among Florida growers.

"Seacoast operations against Charleston- brilliant dash and capture of Confederate rifle pits and prisoners by the Federal troops on James Island, S. C., February 9th, 1865."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Charleston

"Seacoast operations against Charleston- brilliant dash and capture of Confederate rifle pits and prisoners…

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

Charleston During the Civil War

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

"The advance upon Charleston, S. C.- entrance to the Stono River."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Advance upon Charleston

"The advance upon Charleston, S. C.- entrance to the Stono River."— Frank Leslie, 1896

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Palmetto Tree in Charleston, S.C.

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

A view of the historic city Charleston in South Carolina.

Charleston, S.C.

A view of the historic city Charleston in South Carolina.

"Siege of Charleston- the doomed city fired by Gillmore's explosive shells from Fort Putnam, January 3rd, 1864."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Siege of Charleston

"Siege of Charleston- the doomed city fired by Gillmore's explosive shells from Fort Putnam, January…

An illustration of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

Charleston, South Carolina

An illustration of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

The United States Custom House in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Custom House in Charleston

The United States Custom House in Charleston, South Carolina.

On August 31, 1886, Charleston was nearly destroyed by an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale that was felt as far away as Boston and Bermuda.

Results of the Earthquake in Charleston S.C., Aug. 31, 1886

On August 31, 1886, Charleston was nearly destroyed by an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale…

A floating battery at Charleston, SC.

Floating Battery at Charleston

A floating battery at Charleston, SC.

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Pinckney."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Fort Pinckney

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Pinckney."— Frank Leslie, 1896

The Gates Medal shown above the defense of Charleston.

Gates Medal

The Gates Medal shown above the defense of Charleston.

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Hospital

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

House

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

"Repulse of the Confederates at James Island, near Charleston, S. C., June 10th, 1862, in the attempt to capture the pickets of General Wright's division. Our correspondent wrote: "General Benham conceived the design of making a dash across James Island and taking Fort Johnson by surprise. After due deliberation General Hunter agreed to his plan, and troops were transported from Port Royal and taken up Stono River, which was occupied by our gunboats. Two camps were formed on the shore of James Island, about two miles apart, one commanded by General Stevens, and the other by General Wright. Between these camps and Charleston a large force of Confederates, said to be eight thousand men, under command of Colonel Lamar, was stationed to check the advance of the Federals. The advance of this force held possession of a powerful earthwork, about two miles from the Federal camp. The first collision between the hostile forces took place on the 4th of June, in which the Confederates captured about twenty of our men. Later in the day we drove them from their position, and captured a battery of four guns. Things remained quiet until the 10th, when a reconnoissance in force was made for the purpose of advancing our picket lines and taking an earthern fort the Confederates had erected at a place called Secessionville, whose guns threw their shells into our camps, and even into the river where the gunboats were lying, while they were beyond our range. On the afternoon of the 10th the Confederates attacked General Wright's pickets, and were repulsed with heavy loss, our loss being very slight."" —Leslie, 1896

James Island

"Repulse of the Confederates at James Island, near Charleston, S. C., June 10th, 1862, in the attempt…

"About forty miles northwest of Charleston, near the line between Charleston and Orangeburg counties, are some wonderful springs. The water boils up from the ground, clear and pure. It is a subterranean river that appears upon the surface, and that winds through the lowlands northwest for about two miles, and empties into the Santee at Nelson's Ferry."—Coffin, 1879

Nelson's Ferry

"About forty miles northwest of Charleston, near the line between Charleston and Orangeburg counties,…

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's stately antebellum homes. First used as a public public park in 1867, it became a place for artillery during the American Civil War.

Battery Park

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's…

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's stately antebellum homes. First used as a public public park in 1867, it became a place for artillery during the American Civil War.

Battery Park

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's…

Illustration of a post office in Charleston, South Carolina.

Post Office

Illustration of a post office in Charleston, South Carolina.

The South Carolina Institute in Charleston in 1860.

The South Carolina Institute

The South Carolina Institute in Charleston in 1860.

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

St. Michael's Church

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

One of the most famous Parrott rifles is the Swamp Angel, an 8-inch (200 mm) gun used by federal Brigadier General Quincy Adams Gillmore to bombard Charleston, South Carolina.

Swamp Angel

One of the most famous Parrott rifles is the Swamp Angel, an 8-inch (200 mm) gun used by federal Brigadier…