Tag Archives: South Carolina
Commander Stephen C. Rowan

First Shots: Stephen Rowan and the Fall of Fort Sumter

On the 4th April 1861 Commander Stephen C. Rowan received the following orders from Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. ‘Sir: You will proceed immediately with the U.S. Steam sloop Pawnee to the navy yard at Norfolk, for the purpose of receiving a month’s supply of provisions. The commandant of the yard there will be […]

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Irish Brigade Soldier Remembered in South Carolina

A veteran of the Union’s Irish Brigade was yesterday honoured in the town of Belton, South Carolina. Sergeant Thomas Callaghan had fought against the Confederacy during the Civil War, but following the conflict elected to move South to make his home amongst his former enemies. He worked as a carpenter and spent the remainder of […]

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