22 October 2012

150th Anniversary Skirmish of Pocotaligo

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle (some say Skirmish) of Pocotaligo.  The BDC has some maps, books, prints, and vertical file materials you might want to review:   

Vertical Files: 
Pocotaligo, Battle of, 1862 [BDC Vertical File]
Pocotaligo [BDC Vertical File]

SC MAP #147 Reconnaisance of Upper Part of Broad River [I-50 Roll]
Maps #642, 643 Map of Rebel Lines of the Pocotaligo, Combahee, Ashepoo; South Carolina : to illustrate the operations of the Army, under command of Maj Gen W. T. Sherman, com[manding] Mill. Div. Of the Miss. From captured Rebel maps, and from surveys made under direction of Col. O. M. Poe, Capt. Engrs. Mill. Div. of the Miss. during the Savannah-Goldsboro Campaign.: 1865.  #642 & 643

SC PRINT #28 The Federal troops, under Generals Brannan and Terry, driving the Confederates, under General Walker, across the Pocotaligo Bridge, near the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, October 22d, 1862 : The Soldier in the Civil War from a sketch by W. T. Crane.
SC PRINT #41 Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina: Harper's Weekly, Saturday, February 25, 1865 sketched by Theodore R. Davis
SC PRINT #98, 99 "When General Brannan made his daring and successful dash upon the railroad between Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie the terror both in Savannah and Charleston was very great. Despite the fact that General Beauregard with thirty thousand troops was stationed midway between the cities a restless desire for fight took possession of thousands, and for three days the roads to the interior were crowded with as miscellaneous a group as that which marched into Noah's ark. Lieutenant Kirby, of the Forty-seventh Massachusetts Regiment, being then a prisoner, had an excellent opportunity of sketching this motley stream of humanity. But our sketch renders all further description unnecessary." -- p. 302.

SC 975.799 BAR A phase I cultural resources survey, inventory, and assessment of a 133 ha (328 ac) tract of land and phase II testing of two sites (38JA391 and 38JA392) identified on portions of Hutson "Cedar Grove" and Frampton "Old Field" Plantations located on Mackay Point fronting the West Bank of Pocotaligo River, Jasper County, South Carolina prepared by William B. Barr and Carole E. Bastian.
973.733 SCH The Battle of Pocotaligo, October 22, 1862 by Lewis G. Schmidt. (BDC, BEA, HHI)
SC 973.7 POC The Pocotaligo Expedition, Southwestern South Carolina, October 21-23, 1862 by Western Carolina Historical Research (BDC, HHI)
973.7 FOO V4 Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a narrative by Shelby Foote and the editors of Time-Life Books, volume 4: Second Manassas to Pocotaligo  (BEA)  
973.7757 STO Vital rails : the Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in coastal South Carolina by H. David Stone, Jr. (ALL) 

Online Resources: 

A Nineteenth Century Law Library: The Colcock - Hutson Collection (University of South Carolina Law Library) contains information about Pocotaligo and a few digital images.  

Text and/or image of historical markers: "Battle of Pocotaligo;" and Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie area Civil War historical markers.

"Gen. Foster’s Operations.; Capture of Pocotaligo Bridge.  The Savannah and Charleston Railroad Cut. Savannah Completely Isolated.  Foster's Scouts Said to be in Communication with Sherman. The Exchange of Prisoners." Article from the New York Times, December 13, 1864.

Pocotaligo by Theodore R. Davis.  The drawing was published in Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1865, p. 113.

Library of Congress image

[Please forgive the formatting issues.  Blogger is being challenging today regarding formatting.  I can see that things are cattywompus but the software isn't cooperating to standardize the formatting.]


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