Member Spotlight Found in Civil War Maps Civil War Maps Location: Civil War MapsSouth CarolinaCharleston HarborPart of Charleston Harbor, embracing forts Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, and Castle Pinckney, also Sullivan, James & Morris islands; and showing the position of the Star of the West, when fired into from Morris Island.Page 1
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"Star of the West" and Fort Sumter

Position of the "Star of the West" when she was fired upon on January 9, 1861.

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  1. steve_cole

    steve_cole (09 Jan 2011)

    The "Start of the West" was later captured by the Confederates in Galveston, TX. It was used as a tender for an iron clad at Yazoo MS. It was scuttled by the Confederates at Fort Pemberton (Greenwood, MS) to block the Tallahatchie River.
  2. steve_cole

    steve_cole (09 Jan 2011)

    The "Start of the West" was later captured by the Confederates in Galveston, TX. It was used as a tender for an iron clad at Yazoo MS. It was scuttled by the Confederates at Fort Pemberton (Greenwood, MS) to block the Tallahatchie River.

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