Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 1994 - History - 312 pages
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Relates the details of the Battle of Morris Island during the Civil War.

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Gate of Hell is an excellent book. The subject is the campaign to capture Charleston, South Carolina in 1863. It begins with the abortive attempt by Admiral DuPont to take the city by naval assault ... Read full review

Gate of hell: campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863

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Understand the intricacies of the fierce, bloody siege of Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina, by Union forces in 1863, and the fundamentals of the Civil War become clear. A historian, teacher ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Stephen R. Wise is the director of the Parris Island Museum, the cultural resource manager for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and serves on the editorial board for the South Carolina Historical Magazine. He is the author of two books published by the university of South Carolina Press--Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, named by the South Carolina Historical Society as the best book written on South Carolina History in 1994. Wise lives in Beaufort with his wife Alice Parsons Wise.

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