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'View of Ruined Buildings through Porch of the Circular Church, Charleston, South Carolina,' April 1865.
Ruined buildings in Charleston, South Carolina, April 1865

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Charleston Surrendered
February 18, 1865

On July 10, 1863, the Union Army began an attack on the city that continued for almost two years. People lost their lives and many buildings were destroyed. When Charleston finally surrendered to the North it was a sad day for Confederates, but a happy day for those who did not like slavery and wanted the Union to stay together. How would you feel if you had lived in Charleston during the war?
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