With America’s entry into World War II, Pope, a National Guard captain, was called to active duty. He served in North Africa and Italy with the 107th Antiaircraft Battalion. Read the Entry »

The Poppenheims helped bring the burgeoning women’s club movement to Charleston, as founding members and officers of the Century Club, the Civic Club, the Intercollegiate Club, and the Charleston City Federation of Clubs. Read the Entry »

The state’s population doubled between 1790 and 1820 as upland cotton spurred development in the Piedmont. Read the Entry »

A slaveowner and supporter of secession, Porcher volunteered as a surgeon for the Confederate army in 1861, serving first in an army hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, and later in Petersburg, Virginia. Read the Entry »

Between 1875 and 1900 Port Royal surpassed Beaufort in importance in both shipping and commercial activities. Read the Entry »

The Port Royal Experiment, also called the Sea Island Experiment, was an early humanitarian effort to prepare the former slaves of the South Carolina Sea Islands for inclusion as free citizens in American public life. Read the Entry »

The Battle of Port Royal Island was part of a larger campaign designed by the British to cover their operations against Augusta, Georgia. Read the Entry »

The conquest of the Sea Islands by a Union fleet in November 1861 was the beginning of more than a century of U.S. naval involvement with Port Royal Sound. Read the Entry »

The Battle of Port Royal culminated an amphibious operation designed to establish a United States military depot on the southeastern coast to carry out land and sea operations against the Confederacy. Read the Entry »

In the 1950s, after years of declining enrollments as public schools gained broad acceptance, Porter Academy faced a grave crisis. Officials sold off assets such as football uniforms and jettisoned the military and high school departments just to survive. Read the Entry »