Accession Number : ADA258517


Title :   The Confederate Defense of Charleston, South Carolina.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Stone, Howard L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258517.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : This study investigates the defense of Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Civil War. Charleston, during this period, is unique because of the diversified nature the military operations that took place there. Combat took place both on land and on water involving fortifications, ironclads and other warships, obstructions, torpedoes, and a submarine. Amphibious, psychological, and mine warfare was practiced. This study examines why the city's defenses and military operations developed as they did. It analyses a series of operations from the Union defense of Fort Sumter through the occupation of Morris Island. The blockade is also examined. This study provides reasons for the success of the Confederate defense and failure of Union offensive actions.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *LESSONS LEARNED , *FORTIFICATIONS , WARFARE , THESES , SUBMARINES , MINE WARFARE , ISLANDS , SOUTH CAROLINA , OPERATION , FAILURE , TORPEDOES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE