Fall of Charleston, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh have you heard the glorious news, Is the cry from every mouth, Charleston is taken and the rebels put to rout." "The South Carolina chivalry" and General Beauregard are routed. The Union flag is brought back to Fort Sumter
AUTHOR: Words: Eugene T. Johnson
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Silber-CivWarFull); original undated broadside thought to have been published 1865
KEYWORDS: Civilwar nonballad
Apr 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter (in Charleston Harbor), opening the Civil War
Feb 17-18, 1865 - Confederate forces evacuate Charleston; Union forces recover the city (and, with it, Fort Sumter)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 264-266, "The Fall of Charleston" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: SCWF264

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