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HISTORIC CHARLESTON COURTESY OF THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM
1861
1888
1960
The first shots of the Civil War were fired here by
cadets at The Citadel, who bombarded a supply ship
heading to resupply Union soldiers at Fort Sumter.
The first tea plantation in North America was established in
Summerville. The tea plants were transported to Wadmalaw
Island, where visitors today can take tours of the operation.
Peaceful protests, such as lunch counter sit-ins recognized
by a marker at the Kress building, commemorate the
beginning of the Civil Rights movement in Charleston.
BATTLE OF FORT SUMTER
CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION
THE CHARLESTON MOVEMENT
1 900
1850
1950
2 000
1842
1864
1920
Founded in 1842 as the South Carolina Military Academy,
The Citadel is now one of only six senior military colleges
in the country.
The Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, was the first submarine to
successfully sink an enemy vessel. The Hunley was discovered in waters
off Charleston in 1995 and raised from the ocean’s floor in 2000.
Residents concerned with preserving the city’s historic buildings founded
the first community-based historic preservation organization in the country.
THE CITADEL
SINKING OF USS HOUSATONIC
PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF
CHARLESTON
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