30 December 2014

On This Day: Charleston Arsenal falls

The Federal arsenal at Charleston fell into Rebel hands On This Day in 1860. Just 10 days earlier, South Carolina earned the dubious distinction of being the first state to secede from the Union. The Confederates controlled the Charleston Arsenal until 1865 when the Union took Charleston.

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2014
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.