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The Journal Of Thomas Abram Huguenin: Last Confederate Commander of Fort Sumter

ByThomas HugueninJohn C. Rigdon

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Thomas Huguenin was born into a wealthy South Carolina Lowcountry family. In the early 1890's, he penned this autobiography, not for publication, but for the benefit of his family. An 1859 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy (now The Citadel), Huguenin, within two years, was actively engaged in the defense of Charleston Harbor. Serving in the forts around the harbor, he was involved in Union ironclad attacks and the defense of Morris Island., including a failed attempt to blow up Battery Wagner. In July 1864, he was placed in command of Fort Sumter which endured massive bombardments from Union naval vessels and artillery around Morris Island. Huguenin remained in command until February 1865, when the fort was abandoned, not surrendered. He recounts the final withdrawal into North Carolina, and his role in the Battles of Averysboro and Bentonville.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 30, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781300341567
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Thomas Huguenin, Edited by: John C. Rigdon

Specifications

Pages
121
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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