Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina, 1857, zoomable map
City and port of entry. Situated on a point of land between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, at their junction, 6 miles inland from the Atlantic coast. Population in 1790, 16,359; 1800, 18,712; 1810, 24,711; 1820, 24,780; 1830, 30,289; 1840, 29,261; 1850, 43,000,... Charleston is the largest city on the Atlantic coast south of Baltimore. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

Record Data

Place Unit Type
  City or Town
Containing Unit

Note Cards

Events

People

Birthplace of
 

Aiken, William

William Aiken, detail
Full name
  William Aiken

Bee, Barnard Elliott, Jr.

Barnard Elliot Bee, Jr., detail
Full name
  Barnard Elliot Bee Jr.

Bee, Hamilton Prioleau

Hamilton P. Bee, detail
Full name
  Hamilton Prioleau Bee

Boyce, William Waters

William Waters Boyce, detail
Full name
  William Waters Boyce

Capers, Ellison

Ellison Capers, detail
Full name
  Ellison Capers

Carvalho, Solomon Nunes

Solomon Nunes Carvalho, detail
Full name
  Solomon Nunes Carvalho

Catto, Octavius Valentine

Octavius Valentine Catto, detail
Full name
  Octavius Valentine Catto

Chisolm, John Julian

John Julian Chisolm, detail
Full name
  John Julian Chisolm

Conner, James

James Conner, detail
Full name
  James Conner

DeBow, James Dunwoody Brownson

James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow, detail
Full name
  James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow

Drayton, Percival

Percival Drayton, detail
Full name
  Percival Drayton

Drayton, Thomas Fenwick

Thomas Fenwick Drayton, detail
Full name
  Thomas Fenwick Drayton

Ferguson, Samuel Wragg

Samuel Wragg Ferguson, detail
Full name
  Samuel Wragg Ferguson

Gilchrist, Adam

Adam Gilchrist, detail
Full name
  Adam Gilchrist

Gregg, Maxcy

Maxcy Gregg, detail
Full name
  Maxcy Gregg

Grimké, Angelina Emily

Angelina Emily Grimké, detail
Full name
  Angelina Emily Grimké

Grimké, Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore Grimké, detail
Full name
  Sarah Moore Grimké

Hampton, Wade

Wade Hampton, circa 1865, detail
Full name
  Wade Hampton

Huger, Benjamin

Benjamin Huger, detail
Full name
  Benjamin Huger

Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus

Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, detail
Full name
  Stephen Augustus Hurlbut

Logan, Thomas Muldrup

Thomas Muldrup Logan, detail
Full name
  Thomas Muldrup Logan

Magrath, Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon Magrath, detail
Full name
  Andrew Gordon Magrath

Manigault, Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton Manigault, detail
Full name
  Arthur Middleton Manigault

Memminger, Thomas B.

Full name
  Thomas B. Memminger

Moore, Samuel Preston

Samuel Preston Moore, detail
Full name
  Samuel Preston Moore

Northrop, Lucius Bellinger

No image yet available for this man
Full name
  Lucius Bellinger Northrop

Pember, Phoebe Yates Levy

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember, detail
Full name
  Phoebe Yates Levy Pember

Phillips, Eugenia Levy

Eugenia Levy Phillips, detail
Full name
  Eugenia Levy Phillips

Purvis, Robert

Robert Purvis, photograph, detail
Full name
  Robert Purvis

Ransier, Alonzo Jacob

Alonzo Jacob Ransier, detail
Full name
  Alonzo Jacob Ransier

Timrod, Henry

Henry Timrod, detail
Full name
  Henry Timrod

Trenholm, George Alfred

George Alfred Trenholm, detail
Full name
  George Alfred Trenholm

Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild

Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum, detail
Full name
  Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum
Burial place of
 

Aiken, William

William Aiken, detail
Full name
  William Aiken

Calhoun, John Caldwell

John C. Calhoun, bust view, detail
Full name
  John Caldwell Calhoun

De Large, Robert Carlos

Robert Carlos De Large, detail
Full name
  Robert Carlos De Large

Henerey, William Shorten

Full name
  William Shorten Henerey

Jenkins, Micah

Micah Jenkins, photograph, detail
Full name
  Micah Jenkins

Petigru, James Louis

James Louis Petigru, engraving, detail
Full name
  James Louis Petigru

Ransier, Alonzo Jacob

Alonzo Jacob Ransier, detail
Full name
  Alonzo Jacob Ransier

Shaw, Robert Gould

Robert Gould Shaw, photograph, 1863, detail
Full name
  Robert Gould Shaw

Places

Contained places
 
Name Type
Fort Sumter, SC Location or Site
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC Location or Site

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
06/13/1840 John James Audubon to Spencer Fullerton Baird, June 13, 1840
04/20/1852 New York Times, “Great Floods in the Potomac and Shenandoah,” April 20, 1852
12/09/1857 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Runaway Slave in Brooklyn, N.Y.,” December 9, 1857
06/08/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Calhoun Monument Celebration,” June 8, 1858
07/14/1858 New York Times, "Presidential Candidates," July 14, 1858
08/15/1858 New York Herald, “Political Joking," August 15, 1858
08/27/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
08/28/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Slaver in Our Port,” August 28, 1858
09/28/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Western Trade,” September 28, 1858
10/13/1858 New York Times, "Important From Mexico," October 13, 1858
11/07/1858 New York Herald, “Douglas for the Presidency,” November 7, 1858
12/05/1858 New York Herald, “The Struggle Among the Virginia Democracy,” December 5, 1858
12/11/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858
12/13/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Slaver’s Crew,” December 13, 1858
01/12/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
01/17/1859 New York Herald, “The Present Congress and the Next President,” January 17, 1859
01/29/1859 New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 29, 1859
02/13/1859 New York Herald, “The Tariff,” February 13, 1859
04/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of the Presidential Campaign,” April 7, 1859
04/11/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Democratic Prospects,” April 11, 1859
04/13/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Democracy and Non-Intervention,” April 13, 1859
04/20/1859 New York Herald, “The Charleston Convention,” April 20, 1859
05/03/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “An Opinion,” May 3, 1859
05/07/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Nullification,” May 7, 1859
05/11/1859 New York Times, “When Did He Die?,” May 11, 1859
05/17/1859 New York Times, “Democratic Preparations for 1860,” May 17, 1859
06/08/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Another Dred Scott Decision,” June 8, 1859
06/16/1859 New York Times, “Political Letters,” June 16, 1859
06/22/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Virginia Will Lead,” June 22, 1859
06/27/1859 New York Times, “Arrest for the Abduction of Slave,” June 27, 1859
07/04/1859 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Douglas Manifesto,” July 4, 1859
07/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Forney and Douglas,” July 7, 1859
07/27/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas in Kentucky,” July 27, 1859
07/28/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Chances of Douglas,” July 28, 1859
07/31/1859 New York Herald,“Mr. Douglas and His Forthcoming Manifesto,” July 31, 1859
08/05/1859 New York Times, “An Unwise Letter,” August 5, 1859
08/07/1859 New York Herald, “The Morals of Politics,” August 7, 1859
09/11/1859 New York Herald, “Stump Candidates for the Presidency,” September 11, 1859
10/04/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Another Filibuster Crusade,” October 4, 1859
10/15/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Charleston Convention,” October 15, 1859
10/17/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Where will they Go?,” October 17, 1859
11/09/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
11/24/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Rail Riding,” November 24, 1859
12/01/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Other Brown," December 1, 1859
12/11/1859 New York Herald, “Judge Douglas and the Administration,” December 11, 1859
12/23/1859 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Mr. Douglas and the Presidency,” December 23, 1859
12/26/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Medical Students,” December 26, 1859
01/28/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Paying the Piper,” January 28, 1860
02/22/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
02/23/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “What to do with Mr. Douglas,” February 23, 1860
03/02/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Chicago Convention,” March 2, 1860
03/05/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Mr. Douglas’s Bid,” March 5, 1860
03/05/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Pennsylvania,” March 5, 1860
03/17/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot,“For President In 1860, Stephen A. Douglas,” March 17, 1860
03/17/1860 New York Times, "Democratic National Convention," March 17, 1860
03/18/1860 Philip Dandridge to Robert Hunter, March 18, 1860
03/24/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Charleston Convention,” March 24, 1860
03/26/1860 Henry Fitzhugh to Robert Hunter, March 26, 1860
03/28/1860 New York Times, “A Political Reason for High Charges,” March 28, 1860
04/19/1860 New York Times, “A Bomb-Shell for Charleston,” April 19, 1860
04/21/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Nomination,” April 21, 1860
04/22/1860 New York Herald, “The Republican Press on the Chances of Douglas,” April 22, 1860
04/24/1860 New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” April 24, 1860
04/28/1860 New York Times, “Party Contests,” April 28, 1860
04/29/1860 New York Herald, “The Platform Crisis in Charleston,” April 29, 1860
05/01/1860 New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” May 1, 1860
05/02/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Prophecy Fulfilled,” May 2, 1860
05/02/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Democratic Party Gone To Smash,” May 2, 1860
05/03/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Seceders at Charleston,” May 3, 1860
05/05/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Northern Democrat at a Slave Auction,” May 5, 1860
05/08/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Cause of the Smash,” May 8, 1860
05/09/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Coming Conventions,” May 9, 1860
05/10/1860 New York Times, “Disunion Plots,” May 10, 1860
05/12/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
05/18/1860 New York Times, “A Douglas Demonstration in New York,” May 18, 1860
05/22/1860 Charleston (SC) Courier, "A Great Error," May 22, 1860
05/23/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, "The Giant Killer Reversing His Own Work," May 23, 1860
05/25/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Lincoln and Hamlin,” May 25, 1860
05/27/1860 New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
06/18/1860 New York Times, “The Baltimore Convention,” June 18, 1860
06/21/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Jeff. Davis on Platforms,” June 21, 1860
06/23/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Noble Deeds of Northern Democracy,” June 23, 1860
07/15/1860 New York Herald, “Serious Street Encounter in Charleston,” July 15, 1860
07/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Important Change,” July 19, 1860
07/21/1860 New York Times, “The Herald in Harness,” July 21, 1860
08/08/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Who Are For Disunion?," August 8, 1860
09/23/1860 New York Herald, “The Missouri Breckinridge State Convention,” September 23, 1860
10/08/1860 New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860
10/21/1860 New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
11/16/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "A Seceder's Opinion in 1851," November 16, 1860
11/20/1860 New York Times, “A Secession Breakwater,” November 20, 1860
11/23/1860 John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, November 26, 1860
11/26/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Secession Cadets,” November 26, 1860
12/03/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Good Precedent,” December 3, 1860
12/05/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The John Brown Pike," December 5, 1860
12/16/1860 New York Herald, “Not a Bed of Roses,” December 16, 1860
12/25/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Have We a Traitor at the Head,” December 25, 1860
12/27/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “The Clouds Lowering,” December 27, 1860
12/28/1860 Anna H. Richardson to William Still, December 28, 1860
12/30/1860 New York Herald, “Is South Carolina Out of the Union?,” December 30, 1860
12/31/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Fort Sumter,” December 31, 1860
01/15/1861 New York Herald, “Ex-Secretary Floyd on the Crisis,” January 15, 1861
01/17/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “An Incident at Fort Sumter,” January 17, 1861
01/19/1861 New York Times, “The Battle of Morris’ Island,” January 19, 1861
02/09/1861 New York Times, “The Ultimatum Rejected,” February 9, 1861
02/20/1861 New York Times, “Southern Streets and Northern Names,” February 20, 1861
02/21/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Our New Colors,” February 21, 1861
03/01/1861 New York Times, “From Fort Sumter,” March 1, 1861
03/13/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Proposed Evacuation of Fort Sumter,” March 13, 1861
03/23/1861 New York Times, “A Not Very Civil War,” March 23, 1861
04/09/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Does It All Mean?,” April 9, 1861
04/13/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “War Inaugurated!,” April 13, 1861
04/14/1861 General P. G. T. Beauregard's General Order Number 20, April 14, 1861, Charleston, South Carolina
04/14/1861 New York Herald, “Apprehensions of an Attack on Washington,” April 14, 1861
04/15/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Dread Arbitrament of War,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Lincoln’s War Talk,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Retaliation,” April 15, 1861
04/16/1861 James Henderson to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
05/07/1861 New York Herald, “English Opinions on American Affairs,” May 7, 1861
05/09/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Unfounded Complaints,” May 9, 1861
05/16/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Help From England,” May 16, 1861
05/28/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Army Slave Catching,” May 28, 1861
06/11/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Capture of the Privateer Savannah,” June 11, 1861
06/20/1861 New York Times, “Famine Among the Confederates,” June 20, 1861
06/27/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Anniversaries of Independence,” June 27, 1861
07/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Message to the Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
07/11/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Pleasant Summer Beverage,” July 11, 1861
07/31/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Another Prize Saved by a Negro,” July 31, 1861
07/06/1863 New York Times, “What Pennsylvania has Escaped,” July 6, 1863
09/14/1864 Entry by Samuel Elliot, September 14, 1864