The U.S. Navy Attacks the South Carolina Coast

The Battle of Port Royal on November 7, 1861 was the beginning of the end of the Old South. Beaufort was the first southern city captured by Union forces, remaining in their hands throughout the war. The town had been completely abandoned by its white citizens by the time Federal forces arrived there.

Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort lies 10 miles inland along the Beaufort River which leads to the Port Royal …Read More...

The Union Army abandoned hundreds - maybe thousands - of newly-freed slaves at Ebenezer Creek in Georgia, leaving them to die in the frigid waters or to be captured by Confederate cavalry and returned to slavery.