South Carolina Stands Alone

  • Published on:  4/25/2018
  • For almost a month, South Carolina was the only state to have formally seceded from the Union. Off the coast of Charleston, the Union still had a garrison stationed in Sullivan Island’s Fort Moultrie, which became a matter of foreign policy between the United States and what was essentially the “nation” of South Carolina. Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the second episode in the third season of Historical Controversies.Historical Controversies is available online at: Play: "On the Ground" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


  • Big Durk
    Big Durk a years ago+2

    Great show as usual

  • gonecoastal4
    gonecoastal4 a years ago

    No sir, You may not have 2 muskets. You may have 40!

  • Owls eye see it
    Owls eye see it a years ago

    Good Ol' South Carolina.

  • dyingalive
    dyingalive a years ago

    Thank you!

  • jason60chev
    jason60chev 7 months ago+1

    Those troops who first fired upon the Star of the West, were Cadets from The Citadel. Cadet Haynesworth is credited with pulling the lanyard on the first gun followed by Cadet Pickens on the 2nd gun. This event is depicted by a mural, which hangs in the Daniel library on The Citadel campus; is Honored with a Battle Streamer on the Colors of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to this day and is commemorated by a large star on one side of the Cadet Ring of The Citadel. Several years ago, what is 99% certain, the original flag flown by the Cadet battery was discovered inan Iowa museum, of all places. It is a large red banner, with a white Palmetto tree and an inward facing Cresent moon. The Corps has adopted this as its "Spirit Flag", with each Battalion flying one in addition to the National Colors. it is affectionately known as, "Big Red".

  • Hi There
    Hi There a years ago

    Please pause longer between sentences or when qualifying a statement.
    "interrupting yourself" is the easiest way I can describe what's happening. It's difficult to listen to.