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Book one of the Ella Wood trilogy. READ IT FREE! http://michelleisenhoff.com/subscribe/ Step into 1860's Charleston. Encounter the historic people, places, and events depicted in Ella Wood. Taken directly from my research in the writing of the book. Historical fiction, Civil War, slavery, Southern, women's fiction, women's independence, women's education, series, interracial, love triangle, war and military, historical romance, clean and wholesome, Kindle books, Nook books.

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This is Hilton Head Island, near Fort Walker, looking across Port Royal Sound to where Fort Beauregard would have stood. The Union ships circled in an eliptical pattern, firing on one fort then crossing the sound and firing on the other. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Port Royal, Hilton Head Island, Book Nooks, Ships, Fire, Beach

This is Hilton Head Island, near Fort Walker, looking across Port Royal Sound to where Fort Beauregard would have stood. The Union ships circled in an eliptical pattern, firing on one fort then crossing the sound and firing on the other.

This is Hilton Head Island near Fort Walker overlooking Port Royal Sound where the naval Battle of Port Royal established a Union beachhead early in the war (Nov. 1861). The Union used Hilton Head as a base of operations for the Atlantic blockade as well as operations against the coastline, particularly those against Charleston. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Port Royal, Hilton Head Island, Book Nooks, Charleston, Battle, War

This is Hilton Head Island near Fort Walker overlooking Port Royal Sound where the naval Battle of Port Royal established a Union beachhead early in the war (Nov. 1861). The Union used Hilton Head as a base of operations for the Atlantic blockade as well as operations against the coastline, particularly those against Charleston.

Battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861. This map of the SC coast shows the strategic location of Port Royal. Its capture gave the Union control over the entire coast, except Charleston. Blockade vessels could be suppled, repaired, and fueled there. And it was ideally situated for troop training and outfitting in the siege against Charleston. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Fort Sumter, The Siege, Port Royal, Major Events, Book Nooks

Battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861. This map of the SC coast shows the strategic location of Port Royal. Its capture gave the Union control over the entire coast, except Charleston. Blockade vessels could be suppled, repaired, and fueled there. And it was ideally situated for troop training and outfitting in the siege against Charleston.

1861 November Battle of Port Royal Sound, South Carolina - A journey through history The Battle of Port RoyalBeaufort SC Best Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Port Royal, Book Nooks, Savannah Chat, South Carolina, Battle, November

The November 7, 1861 Battle of Port Royal, one of the first amphibious assaults of the Civil War. Port Royal was strategically located between Savannah and Charleston. Union gunboats circled the harbor, alternately pounding the two Confederate forts on either side of the inlet.

Brigadier General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was in charge of Confederate fortifications in Charleston harbor in spring of It was he who ordered the first shots of the Battle of Fort Sumter fired against his friend, US Army Major Robert Anderson. American Civil War, American History, Mexican American, Fort Sumter, Confederate States Of America, Confederate Leaders, Southern Heritage, Civil War Photos, Us History

Brigadier General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was in charge of Confederate fortifications in Charleston harbor in spring of 1861. It was he who ordered the first shots of the Battle of Fort Sumter fired against his friend, US Army Major Robert Anderson.

Four Drummond lights (or limelights) were used in Charleston harbor in March 1861 to prevent the Union from resupplying the Federal-held Fort Sumter in the middle of the night. These lights were originally used for theater lighting. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Fort Sumter, Book Nooks, Charleston, Theater, Middle, March

Four Drummond lights (or limelights) were used in Charleston harbor in March 1861 to prevent the Union from resupplying the Federal-held Fort Sumter in the middle of the night. These lights were originally used for theater lighting.

Francis Pickens Governor of South Carolina (close personal friend of President James Buchanan). American Presidents, American Civil War, American History, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Fort Sumter, History Education, Mystery Of History

SC Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens took office just one month before the state voted to seceded. Despite the formation of the Confederacy in February 1861, Pickens continued to aggressively build up state defenses all around Fort Sumter with plans to fire on it in mid-Feb. President Jefferson Davis had to admonish him to not start a war but leave the decision to the new Confederate government.

Major Robert Anderson, United States Army, a Southern sympathizer, was sent to take charged of Federal military properties in Charleston harbor after Sucession (Dec. '61) and charged to keep the peace. As the situation escalated and state positions were strengthened, he sent to Washington repeatedly for instruction. None was ever given. Anderson was left to his own devices. He had little choice but to surrender Fort Sumter after its bombardment in April. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Fort Sumter, Keep The Peace, United States Army, Independent Women, Book Nooks, American Civil War

Major Robert Anderson, United States Army, a Southern sympathizer, was sent to take charged of Federal military properties in Charleston harbor after Sucession (Dec. '61) and charged to keep the peace. As the situation escalated and state positions were strengthened, he sent to Washington repeatedly for instruction. None was ever given. Anderson was left to his own devices. He had little choice but to surrender Fort Sumter after its bombardment in April.

1865 image of Fort Moultrie. Federal troops abandoned the fort and relocated to Fort Sumter after South Carolina seceded in Dec. It was then occupied by Southern troops who eventually fired on Sumter and forced its surrender in April Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Fort Sumter, Crimean War, Civil War Photos, American Civil War, South Carolina, Old Things, Charleston Sc

1865 image of Fort Moultrie. Federal troops abandoned the fort and relocated to Fort Sumter after South Carolina seceded in Dec. 1860. It was then occupied by Southern troops who eventually fired on Sumter and forced its surrender in April 1861.

A wall mural in the library of the Citadel, Charleston's military academy, of the Citadel's cadets firing guns on Morris Island in Charleston harbor, aimed at the Star of the West, a Union ship sent to resupply Fort Sumter on Jan. American Presidents, American Civil War, Military Art, Military Academy, Military Service, Morris Island, Fort Sumter, Civil War Art, Confederate States Of America

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A wall mural in the library of the Citadel, Charleston's military academy, of the Citadel's cadets firing guns on Morris Island in Charleston harbor, aimed at the Star of the West, a Union ship sent to resupply Fort Sumter on Jan. 9, 1861.

Steamship 'Star of the West' was fired on as she attempted to run supplies into Fort Sumter January In effect this was the first shot of the Civil War fired by the Citadel Cadets from Morris Island, one shot across the bow and three hits on hull. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Morris Island, Fort Sumter, Island Man, Military Academy, American Civil War, Sailing Ships

The Star of the West, a ship sent to resupply Fort Sumter, was fired upon in Charleston harbor from the battery on Morris Island manned by cadets (boys) from Charleston's military academy. The ship turned away. They were the first shots of the war. Jan. 9, 1861

My husband and I walking the battery prominade where Thad and Emily walked. It hasn't changed all that much. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Independent Women, Book Nooks, Walking, Husband, People, Walks

My husband and I walking the battery prominade where Thad and Emily walked. It hasn't changed all that much.

Institute Hall (middle), where the Ordinance of Secession was signed. Burned in the Great Fired of Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Historic Charleston Sc, The Great Fire, Civil War Photos, City Landscape, Back In Time, Low Country

Ghosts of the past

I live in Charleston, South Carolina. The city and the countryside here are beautiful. We have plenty of beaches, bars, restaurants and pretty women....

Another image of the Elliott House Inn where we stayed two nights in Charleston. It's an excellent example of typical Charleston architecture. The office, on the left, was the carriage house at one time, I believe. Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Ella Woods, Operations Management, Management Company, Carriage House, Book Nooks, Historic Homes, South Carolina

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