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Historical South Carolina Newspapers: Civil War

Delve into the rich content of historical South Carolina newspapers dating from 1836 to 1922 through suggested topics, important dates, interesting articles, and tips for searching.

Selected Articles Found in Chronicling America

Images and Headlines Found in Chronicling America

Glorious Independence Forever, 1860

South Carolina Palmetto Flag, 1861

Fort Sumter Given Up!! Nobody Hurt on Our Side!!! article, 1861

16-year-old soldier, circa 1861

Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia, February 1865

Occupation of State House by Union Forces, Columbia, S.C., 1865

C.S.S. Hunley sank the U.S.S. Housatonic in Charleston Harbor in 1864

Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War

For nationwide coverage of topics related to the Civil War, visit these Topics Guides created by the Library of Congress' Serial and Government Publications Division.