with Garry Adelman
Description:By 1861, Charleston had become a hotbed of photography with several firms competing for portraiture business along King Street. And many of these same photographers were well prepared to leave their studios and record the very first of all Civil War photos, right after Fort Sumter surrendered. Charleston and its environs comprise one of very few instances where Civil War places were recorded by northern and southern photographers… and one of the only scenes of actual combat photography! Before, during and after the Civil War, places like Secession Hall, Fort Moultrie and Charleston serve as a one of the best instances other to explore the beauty and fascinating details of Civil War Photography. Join Civil War Trust director of history and education Garry Adelman for a high-energy summary of Charleston’s photographic legacy.