09 January 2015

On This Day: Star of the West takes fire

It was On This Day in 1861 that cadets from The Citadel fired upon the Star of the West. The cadets were stationed at Morris Island battery. The steamship was entering the Charleston Harbor on its way to resupply at Fort Sumter. She had to abandon the resupply and head home to New York. 

Horres, Russell. "Brief History of Morris Island". Civil War Trust. Last acquired online on 9 January 2015. 


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, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.