Welcome to The Lowcountry Civil War Commemoration
- South Carolina’s secession from the Union on December 20, 1860
- April 12, 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter
- 1863 to 1865 Siege of Charleston, which included the 54th Massachusetts assault on Battery Wagner
- H. L. Hunley submarine sinking of the Housatonic on February 17, 1864
- Re-raising of the US flag over Fort Sumter on April 14, 1865
These events are some of the hallmarks of the war that will be commemorated via the Lowcountry Sesquicentennial by the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust and its’ partners from December 2010 through April 2015.
The Lowcountry Sesquicentennial will be commemorated with respect and honor as we seek knowledge, understanding and unity in observing this unique period of our past. The Civil War Sesquicentennial is not a celebration but a commemoration to honor the 620,000 American soldiers, sailors, and mariners who lost their lives during the conflict.