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By Tom Elmore

headquartered within the Confederacy's Atlantic states, Columbia used to be one among 3 untouched Southern capitals on the finish of 1864. Its factories produced uniforms, swords, belts, bullets, gunpowder and cannonballs, all very important to the warfare attempt, till the fiery onslaught of Sherman's invasion minimize a swath during the urban. Tom Elmore, neighborhood Civil warfare historian and travel advisor, offers over sixty major websites through the better Columbia sector that have been marked by way of moments of triumph and devastation in the course of the struggle. Readers will locate the tales at the back of either famous and notorious areas, together with the Horseshoe at the college of South Carolina campus, the ugly 1864 prisoner of conflict camp, the ruins of 1 of the biggest cloth turbines ever equipped and the monument commemorating the spot the place the nice urban used to be surrendered.

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