Heather Ewing wrote a wonderful blog post re: connection between the Smithsonian Institution and our own Library's history. Be sure to read it: The Smithsonian and South Carolina in the Civil War | Smithsonian Institution Archives
To see a list of what was confiscated, visit our Local History and Nature page "History of the Collection" written by Information Services Coordinator emeritus, Dennis Adams. The short link is http://bit.ly/17um0J0.
The Beaufort District Collection has a volume from the pre-1865 library here. Some day we'll post that story!