In July 1863 the siege of Charleston began when U.S. forces moved onto Morris Island. Confederate general P. G. T. Beauregard had the H. L. Hunley brought to Charleston to operate against the U.S. Navy blockading squadron. Read the Entry »

He rose to power in 1750 or early 1751 after the previous chief, Young Warrior, and the other headmen of the tribe were ambushed by a group of northern Indians, probably of the Iroquois Confederation. Read the Entry »

Hagood was elected governor in 1880. Choosing to serve only one term, his administration enacted legislation that created a stronger railroad commission, reopened the Citadel, and expanded the coverage of artificial limbs for Confederate veterans. Read the Entry »

In the 2010 gubernatorial election, Haley won 51 percent of the vote to become the first woman and the first person of color elected governor of South Carolina. Read the Entry »

Organized as a vocal ensemble by Marlena Smalls in 1990 and based in Beaufort, the group promotes Gullah culture through song, story, dance, and dramatic performance. Read the Entry »

A prolific artist, Halsey was active in arts organizations in the state, such as the Guild of South Carolina Artists, and his work was regularly included in a broad range of exhibitions across the Southeast. Read the Entry »

The town of Hamburg was one of South Carolina’s primary interior markets during much of the antebellum era. Read the Entry »

The massacre put into perspective numerous features of post–Civil War South Carolina, including the tensions between—and the growing militancy of— local whites and African Americans. Read the Entry »

In a state known for its flamboyant politicians, Hamilton was among the most colorful individuals to sit in the governor’s chair. Read the Entry »

In 1809 President James Madison selected Hamilton to be his secretary of the navy as part of an effort to achieve regional balance in his cabinet appointments. Read the Entry »