Beaufort District Collection

The Special Local History Collection and Archives unit of the Beaufort County Library, South Carolina.

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The Beaufort District Collection is a full service special library and archives.

The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and share a research collection of permanent value about the history, Gullah culture, natural history, archaeology and genealogy of Beaufort District’s long and storied past. Our collection focuses on the people, places, issues and themes relevant to Beaufort County, Hampton County, and Jasper County history, 10,000 BCE to the mid-1960s. Our Research Room is open for anyone over age 12 to explore their interest in any of these topics. We have books, audio-visual recordings, newspapers, illustrated prints, maps, photographs, postcards, and manuscript collections to support your historical and genealogical research. In addition to housing a fine collection of research materials, we employ competent staff to orient you to the possibilities and pitfalls of doing research in a “burned County.”

Contact us at (843) 255-6468 or e-mail gracec@bcgov.net to schedule Research Consultations.

Want to do a little research from home before traveling to our Research Room? Our “Virtual BDC” may include just what you need to know.

* Search this blog for materials and links about the people, places, issues and themes relevant to Beaufort County, Hampton County, and Jasper County 10,000 BCE to the mid-1960s.

*Visit us on the web http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org. Click on the “Local History” tab and gain access to our Online Obituary Index files, Local History and Nature pages, two photographic digital collections, and Connections blog http://www.beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com

*We post to Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bdcbcl every work day.

Not really into performing research but love history? We offer local history, Gullah culture, natural history, and archaeology programs and genealogy and materials preservation trainings on a recurrent basis throughout the Beaufort County Library system. For scheduled programs and events, check the Library system’s calendar http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/bcl_calendar

For current hours of operation and library addresses consult the Library system’s webpage http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/content/hours-locations

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The Beaufort County Library is a division of Beaufort County Government, SC.

Fort Lyttelton (aka Lyttleton, Littleton)

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Resources available in the Beaufort County Library system, a division of Beaufort County Government of Beaufort, South Carolina. Prepared by Staff of the Beaufort District Collection.
Posted: April 28, 2010

Web-Based Resources:

A short introduction to the site is found on the National Register Properties hosted on the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website.  Go to http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/beaufort/S10817707028/index.htm. To read the Nomination form, go to http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/beaufort/S10817707028/S10817707028.pdf.

Our library webpage on “Fort Frederick” also contains some information about Fort Lyttleton.  Go to http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/FortFrederick.htm.

Lipscomb, Terry W., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757-January 24, 1761. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1996. NOTE: This source is available on CD-ROM and as a pair of PDF files containing the introduction (http://www.palmettohistory.org/commonshousejournal/fttst.pdf) and the body (http://www.palmettohistory.org/commonshousejournal/txtst.pdf) of the text. 

“Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution” by John A. Robertson, c2006 has an entry about “Lyttleton, Fort” posted at http://gaz.jrshelby.com/fortlyttleton.htm.  Please note: not all links are active.

Google Books includes a digital version of South Carolina as a Royal Colony, 1719 – 1776 by William Roy Smith (Macmillan, c1903) with references to “Fort Lyttleton.”  See pp. xii, 211.  The url is http://books.google.com/books?id=gUkOAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA211&ots=YB-nWCZOsD&dq=Fort%20Lyttleton&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q=Fort%20Lyttleton&f=false.

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:

 SC 328.7574 SOU Lipscomb, Terry W., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 20, 1755-July 6, 1757. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1989.  (BDC)

Please ask for assistance.  “Forts of Beaufort Pre-Revolutionary: Why They Were Where They Were When They Were, a paper given before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 30, 1959” [typescript] by Howard E. Danner.  (BCHS #1) BDC ONLY in printed form.  On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm at BEA and HHI Branches. 

Please ask for assistance.  “Major John LaBoularderie deTreville Fought for American Independence” [typescript] by Gerhard Spieler and Ruth deTreville Spieler,” presented before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 25, 2000 (BCHS #69) BDC ONLY

SC 973.3 BRO Memoirs of Tarleton Brown, a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, written by himself, with a new introduction by Terry W. Lipscomb, Barnwell County Museum and Historical Board, 1999. Note: Fort Lyttleton is in the index spelled “Fort Littleton,” pp. ix, 3, 60, 67, 80 (BDC)

SC 973.33 DAN Beaufort and the Wars with England by Howard E. Danner, [typescript] no date.  BDC ONLY in printed form.  On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm as #4 at BEA and HHI Branches

SC 973.33 MOU Memoirs of the American Revolution, So Far as It Related to the States of North and South Carolina, and Georgia … 2 vols. reprinted in 1 [by William Moultrie] (Eyewitness Accounts of the American Revolution) reprint ed., New York Times and Arno Press, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 288 – 292, 353 (BDC)

SC 975.7 WAL The History of South Carolina by David Duncan Wallace, American Historical Society, 1934, vol. 1: 461 (BDC, HH SC REF)

SC 975.799 JOH Beaufort and the Sea Islands, Their History and Traditions by Dr. John Archibald Johnson (Typescript) pp. 83-84, 111-113 (BDC)

·         Forts [vertical file]

·         Fort Lyttleton [vertical file]

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library: 

917.5799 HIS Historic Beaufort, South Carolina’s Sea Island Jewel prepared by Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, c1972, [unpaged 31] (BDC, BEA, HHI)

975.799 HEL Beaufort South Carolina: A History by Alexia Jones Helsley, History Press, 2005, pp. 41, 47, 51, 56, 73 (ALL)

975.799 ROW A History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, vol. 1: 1514-1861 by Lawrence S. Rowland et al., University of South Carolina Press, 1996, pp. 156-57, 175,188, 215-217, 219, 233, 239, 243, 288, 425 (ALL)

 Note:  Dr. Nicholas Michael Butler found this record series of crucial importance to his research:  South Carolina, Commissioners of Fortifications. “Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755–1770.” Manuscript journal available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A microfilm version of this source is also available in the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library. The Beaufort County Library does not have a microfilm copy of the “Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755-1770.”  Dr. Butler transcribed the entry dated 16 November 1758 which is a report of the superintendents’ about the progress of the construction work. We keep a copy of his transcription of the journal entry in the Fort Lyttleton [vertical file] in the Beaufort District Collection.


Harriet Keyserling, 1922 — 2010

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The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.

Latest revision: January 25, 2011

Harriet Keyserling, 1922 – 2010
A Bibliography 

Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

These resources are available through the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library.  Please visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout.  Normal visiting hours are Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday. 
 

Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

Beaufort District Collection (BDC) 
Beaufort Branch Library (BEA) 
Bluffton Branch Library (BLU) 
Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI) 
Lobeco Branch Library (LOB) 
St. Helena Branch Library (STH) 
 

Web based resources:

Biography Resource Center database (DISCUS password required for access from home)  

Cross Searchable Products, DISCUS databases (DISCUS password required for access from home)  

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: 

  • Keyserling, Harriet H., (1922- 2010 ) (Legislator) [BDC Vertical File]
  • Keyserling, Billy (Legislator) [BDC Vertical File]
  • Keyserling Family [BDC Vertical File]

 

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library: 

Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)  

B KEYSERLING Against the Tide: One Woman’s Political Struggle, by Harriet Keyserling, 2004 (ALL)  

B KEYSERLING Doctor K: A Personal Memoir by Herbert Keyserling, 1999 (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI)

John Barnwell, ca.1671 – 1724

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The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
Latest update: 28 April 2010

        John Barnwell, (ca1671- 1724)
        (Also known as “Tuscarora Jack”) 

A Bibliography 

Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

These resources are available through the Beaufort County Library.  Please visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout. 

Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

Beaufort District Collection (BDC) 
Beaufort Branch Library (BEA) 
Bluffton Branch Library (BLU) 
Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI) 
Lobeco Branch Library (LOB) 
St. Helena Branch Library (STH)    

Suggested Resources for EMBARQ Essay Contest 2008      Prepared at the request of Historic Beaufort Foundation By Beaufort District Collection staff at Beaufort County Library

Web based resources:

Beaufort County Library has posted a web page about John Barnwell at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/famous.htm#Colonel%20John%20%28%22Tuscarora%20Jack%22%29%20Barnwell.

Biography Resource Center database (DISCUS, password required for access from home)  

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:  

  • Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #14 “John Barnwell and the Tuscaroras,” Hardcopy in BDC; also on Microfilm  See also #59 “The Yamassee War in the Beaufort Port Royal area, 1601-1715.” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
  •   Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #23 “Old Families of Beaufort: The Talbirds, The Barnwells, and the Chaplins of St. Helena” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
    •   SC 929.2 BAR The story of an American family by Stephen B. Barnwell, 1969 (BDC)
      •   SC 929 TRA The Train family : including some account of the Barnwell, Brown, Cuthbert, Fuller, Hand, Leiter, Middleton, Parker, Payson, Savage, and Tomlinson families by Russell E. Train, 2000, pp. 332- 333. 
        •   SC 975.702 CRA The Southern frontier, 1670-1732 by Verner Winslow Crane, 1929 (BDC, HHI)
          •   Salley, Alexander S. “Barnwell of South Carolina,” South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 2 (January 1901): 46-88.  Also in South Carolina Genealogies : Articles from The South Carolina Historical (and Genealogical) Magazine, vol. 1, 1983, pp. 33 – 78.  Ask for assistance.

             

            Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

            Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)  
             
            973.25 RAM  The Yamasee War : a study of culture, economy, and conflict in the colonial South, by William L. Ramsey, 2008 (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, STL)  

             
            975.702 OAT A colonial complex : South Carolina’s frontiers in the era of the Yamasee War, 1680-1730 by Steven J. Oatis, 2004 (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, STL)  
             
            975.702 SIR Colonial South Carolina: A Political History, 1663-1763 by Marion Eugene Sirmans, 1966 (BDC, BEA, HHI)  
             
            975.798 MIG To make this land our own : community, identity, and cultural adaptation in Purrysburg Township, South Carolina, 1732-1865 by Arlin C. Migliazzo, 2007 (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)  
             

            975.799 ROW V1 The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861 by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr., 1996 (ALL)  

            William John Grayson, 1788 – 1863

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            The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
            Latest update: 27 April 2010

            William John Grayson, 1788 – 1863
            A Bibliography 

            Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

            These resources are available through the Beaufort County Library.  Visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials available in the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) must be used in the Research Room during our posted hours of operation.    
             

            Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

            Beaufort District Collection (BDC) 
            Beaufort Branch Library (BEA) 
            Bluffton Branch Library (BLU) 
            Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI) 
            Lobeco Branch Library (LOB) 
            St. Helena Branch Library (STH)
             

            Web based resources:

            Beaufort County Library has posted a web page about William John Grayson at
            http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/rooms/documents/html/us.htm.  

            The Charleston Archive, Charleston County Public Library discovered a cache of Grayson materials hidden among some uncatalogued books in 1998.  A concise and informative “Historical Note” by Harlan Greene and Kathleen Gray is a part of the finding aid to the small collection housed in the Charleston County Public Library. 

            Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: 

            • Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #17 – “Autobiography of William John Grayson, 1788-1863” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
            • Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #27 “Beaufort’s Galaxy of Great Men” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
            • SC 975.799 MAR Lowcountry Gossip by Chlotilde R. Martin, 1930? Photocopy of newspaper article, 1 sheet 
            • Grayson Family [BDC Vertical File]
            •  SC 975.7 GRA Witness to Sorrow: The Antebellum Autobiography of William J. Grayson, by William J. Grayson, 1990.
            • SC 811 GRA  The hireling and the slave: Chicora, and other poems by William J. Grayson, 1969
            • SC 975.799 MAR Lowcountry Gossip by Chlotilde R. Martin, 1930? Photocopy of newspaper article, 1 sheet 
            • SC 811 GRA Selected poems, by William J. Grayson, 1907
            • SC B PETRIGRU James Louis Petigru: A Biographical sketch by William J. Grayson, 1866
            •  SC 975.799 ONE  To the Hon. W. J. Grayson [Pamphlet article] by One of the people, 1850

             

            Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

            Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)  

            973.78 CHE A diary from Dixie: the Civil War’s most celebrated journal, written 1860-1865 by the wife of James Chesnut, Jr., an aide to President Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate Army by Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1997 (BEA, BLU, LOB)  

            973.782 CHE Mary Chesnut’s Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1981 (BDC, BEA, HHI)

            975.799 ROW V1 The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861 by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr., 1996 (ALL)

            Stephen Elliott, 1830 – 1866

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            The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
            Here are some suggestions to help you explain why Brigadier General Stephen Elliott, Jr., CSA deserves to be nominated to the SC Hall of Fame.

            Stephen Elliott, 1830
            – 1866

            A Bibliography 

            Prepared by the Beaufort
            District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort
            County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

            These resources are available through
            the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library.  Please
            visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District
            Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials
            available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not
            available for checkout.  Normal visiting hours are Monday
            – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.  
             

            Materials may be found
            at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

            Beaufort District Collection
            (BDC)  
            Beaufort Branch Library (BEA)  
            Bluffton Branch Library (BLU)  
            Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI)  
            Lobeco Branch Library (LOB)  
            St. Helena Branch Library (STH)

            Stephen Elliott, Jr. was senior captain
            of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery at the outbreak of hostilities. 
            Most of his achievements were related to his military service during
            the Civil War for which he was rewarded by a series of promotions. 
            He finished the war as a Brigadier General in the C.S.A.  He died
            shortly after the war as a result of wounds received during it.

            Key Resources for Civil
            War Military History:

            The Official Records of the War of
            the Rebellion
            [referred to as the “OR”]

               Available at Beaufort
            [compact shelving ] and Bluffton Branch [Reference section].  
            Available online at
            http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html 

            Supplement to the OR

               Available at Beaufort
            [compact shelving]
             

            Confederate Military History

               Available at Beaufort
            [compact shelving]
             

            Confederate Veteran

               Available at Beaufort
            [compact shelving]
             

            Web based resources:

            History Reference Center database,
            (EBSCO password required for access from home)
             

            “Find a Grave,” http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9254 

            “The Historical Marker Database,” http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=5638 

            “Stephen Elliott, CSA, Waymark,” http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM48XD 

            From “Battles and Leaders of the Civil
            War,” Battles & Leaders of the Civil War by Clarence C. Buell and Robert Johnson
            http://books.google.com/books?id=UmRfvki93CkC&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=gen+stephen+elliott+csa&source=web&ots=MQhg5y1dRc&sig=u4PACul9e02qKDeFpGDlCMqqw-c.  If you “search in this book” on “Stephen
            Elliott,” you will find additional references. 
             

            The Defense of Charleston Harbor,
            including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent Islands, 1863-1865
            ” by
            John Johnson, 1890 is available online at
            http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=xiWPdFk4zlUC&dq=The+defense+of+Charleston+Harbor,+including+Fort+Sumter+and+the+adjacent+islands,+1863-1865&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=dYyFXTXesS&sig=PyybahjmRDIdB8hocEcPjGRp2Zs&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result.  [We have a printed copy of this book
            in the BDC.  See below.]
             

            Memoirs of the War of Secession from
            the original manuscripts of Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General, C.S.A
            .,
            by Johnson Hagood, 1910, is online at
            http://books.google.com/books?id=3ptwbqhOFxoC&dq=memoirs+of+the+War+of+Secession&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=weshFZqegl&sig=nNYLfX0FPQFJG72SRAUcui8UsyY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result. If you “search in this book” on “Stephen
            Elliott,” you will find additional references.  [We have a printed
            reprint copy (1989) of this book in the BDC.  See below.]
             

            “The Civil War in South Carolina,” http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/bios/biose2.htm 

            For an online of Elliott, see “The
            Civil War and Dickinson,” [draft edition], has an image of Elliott,
            http://housedivided.dickinson.edu/main/index.php?q=node/5623#tabset-1.

            If you are interested in learning more
            about the time that Stephen Elliott was in command of Fort Sumter, go
            to the “Fort Sumter — Online Documents” posted by the Fort Sumter
            National Park Service site found at
            http://www.nps.gov/fosu/historyculture/fosu_docs.htm 

            You can see a transcription of Captain
            Elliott’s muster roll at
            http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm. Search on “Elliott” and scroll down to
            “Elliott, Jr., Stephen.”  This database didn’t want to accept
            “Elliott, Stephen” or “Elliott, S.”
             

            Come to the Beaufort
            District Collection to see these items:
             

            • SC
              929.2 BAR
              The Story of an American Family by Stephen B. Barnwell,
              1969

            • Beaufort County Historical
              Society Papers, #27 “Beaufort’s Galaxy of Great Men.”

             

            • SC
              975.799 MAR
              Lowcountry Gossip by Chlotilde R. Martin, 1930?
              Photocopy of newspaper article, 1 sheet  

             

            • Cited in “Newspaper Sketches
              of Noted South Carolinians of the Past.” Ask for assistance.

             

            • Elliott Family [BDC
              Vertical File]

             

            • Honey Hill,
              Battle of, 1864
              [BDC Vertical File]

             

            • Pocotaligo,
              Battle of, 1862
              [BDC Vertical File]

             

            • Beaufort Volunteer Artillery
              [BDC Vertical File]

             

            • SC
              973.7 GRA
              Grave location records of Confederate soldiers buried
              in Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper Counties, South Carolina by the Gen.
              Stephen Elliott, Jr. Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 2004
               
            • SC
              975.799 HAY
              Letter addressed by the poet, Paul Hamilton Hayne,
              to Colonel (afterwards Brigadier-General) Stephen Elliott, then in command
              of Fort Sumter, sending the sonnets printed below which were published
              in a Greenville newspaper
              [Pamphlet] by Paul Hamilton Hayne, 1864

            • SC
              973.73 JOH
              The
              defense of Charleston Harbor, including Fort Sumter and the adjacent
              islands, 1863-1865
              by John Johnson, c1889
            • SC 973.7 BAT
              The Battle of Honey Hill South Carolina, November 30, 1864 : an arrangement
              of edited primary sources with attached appendices
              by Western Carolina Historical Research, 1999
              (BDC, HHI)

            • SC 973.7 POC The Pocotaligo expedition, Southwestern South
              Carolina, October 21-23, 1862

              by Western Carolina Historical Research, 1997  (BDC, HHI)

            • SC 973.7757 WAN
              Wandering to Glory: Confederate Veterans Remember Evans’ Brigade,
              by Dewitt Boyd Stone, c2001 
              Very
              important to flesh out his soldier’s view of Ste Elliott’s military
              service.

             

            • SC 973.733 SCH The
              Battle of Pocotaligo, October 22, 1862
              by Lewis G. Schmidt, 1993
              (BDC, HHI)

            • BDC PRINT COLLECTION #28
              “The Federal troops, [Illustration] : under Generals Brannan and Terry,
              driving the Confederates, under General Walker, across the Pocotaligo
              Bridge, near the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, October 22d, 1862”
              : The Soldier in the Civil War : [1862].

             

            • SC 973.7 MAN
              Siege Train: The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense
              of Charleston
              by Edward Manigault, 1986  (BDC, HHI)

             

            • SC 975.799 BEA Beaufort
              Arsenal: Guarding the nation’s past
              by the Department of Defense
              Legacy Resource Management Program, no date

             

            • SC 973.7 SIF Compendium
              of the Confederate Armies : South Carolina and Georgia
              by Stewart
              Sifakis, 1992 
              This reference
              work shows the movement of specific units throughout the Civil War.
              Use the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery section.

            • SC 973.782 REC Recollections
              and reminiscences, 1861-1865 through World War I
              by United Daughters
              of the Confederacy. South Carolina Division, 1990. 
              • See volume I, pages 109-111
                for “The Battle of the Crater.”
              • See volume 3, pages 80-85
                for “General Stephen Elliott, C.S.A., of Beaufort, South Carolina,”
                by Charles P. Elliott.
              • See volume 7, pages 436 –
                439 for “The Crater.”

             

            Check out these materials
            from the Beaufort County Library:
             

            973.782 CHE Mary Chesnut’s
            Civil War
            by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1981 
            (BDC, BEA, HHI)
             

            975.7 LEV The Leverett letters
            : correspondence of a South Carolina family, 1851-1868
            by Frances
            Wallace Taylor, 2000  (ALL) 

            Biographical sketch on p. 470. 
            Use index entries for “Elliott, Gen. Stephen, Jr.” and “Beaufort
            Volunteer Artillery” to learn more.  Son Milton Maxcy Leverette
            was in the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, captained by “Ste” Elliott,
            and wrote other members of the Leverett Family about their military
            escapades.  Caution:  The letters sometime contain racial
            epithets.
             

            975.799 SPI Beaufort, South
            Carolina : Pages from the Past
            by Gerhard Spieler, 2008, pp. 75
            – 82 (ALL)
             

             975.799 HEL
            Beaufort : a history by Alexia Jones Helsley, 2005  (ALL)

            Chapter 7 “Civil War, Military Occupation,
            1861 – 1865” provides good background information on the military
            exploits of local men.  
             

            975.799 TAY Historic Beaufort
            County : an illustrated history
            by Michael C. Taylor, 2005
            (ALL) 
            A succinct history of the “The
            Civil War & Reconstruction” in Beaufort, its soldiers, and missionaries,
            and images from the period are found in Taylor’s An Illustrated History
            of Beaufort County, pp. 33 – 58.
             

            973.73 BUR The siege of Charleston,
            1861-1865
            by E. Milby Burton, 1970 (BDC, BLU, HHI)  

            973.734 WIS Gate of hell :
            campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863
            by Stephen R. Wise, 1994 (BDC,
            BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)  

            973.737 AXE
            The horrid pit : the Battle of the Crater, the Civil War’s cruelest
            mission
            by Alan Axelrod, 2007 (BEA)  

            973.7757 STO Vital rails :
            the Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in coastal
            South Carolina
            by H. David Stone, c2008 (ALL)   

            973.77579 DAR Civil War tours of the low country : Beaufort,
            Hilton Head, and Bluffton, South Carolina

            by David D’Arcy, 2008 (ALL)   
             
             

            Jean Ribaut, 1520 – 1565 (a.k.a. Jean Ribault)

            A Bibliography prepared by Grace Morris Cordial, BDC Manager (Latest revision 5.15.2012)

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            The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area. Daring Huguenot sea captain, Jean Ribaut, is a remarkable figure in our history. Original date of publication: 11.12.2008

            Web based resources:

            Biography Resource Center database (DISCUS, password required for access from home)

            Discoverer’s Web http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/alpha/r.html. Scroll down to view the entry for Jean Ribault in the alphabetical arrangement.

            “Our Country: Who is Jean Ribault?” http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/whoisjea_cg.html.

            “Charlesfort” http://www.cla.sc.edu/sciaa/staff/depratterc/chas1.html .

            “The History of South Carolina Slide Collection” edited by Constance B. Schulz http://cfmedia.scetv.org/schistory/Topic-Index.cfm . *Choose Topic 2 “An Illustrated History, 1550-1988”for exploration, Native Americans, and the Santa Elena dig.

            “Santa Elena Charlesfort” homepage of the South Carolina Institute for Anthropology and Archaeology http://www.cla.sc.edu/sciaa/staff/depratterc/newweb.htm .

            “Charlesfort Identified” http://www.archaeology.org/9609/newsbriefs/charlesfort.html .

            Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #32 “Early French Explorations and Settlements.” This paper is also available on microfilm in BEA.

            “Ribault’s fort,” by Miss Isabelle DeSaussure, Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina , no. 14, 1907. Ask the BDC staff for assistance.

            “Foldout of the Charlesfort Monument (built by Jean Ribaut in 1562) at Parris Island — Unveiling of the monument ceremony — Welcome address by General Harry Lee — Dedication address by Major Gen. John A LeJeune; M. Jules Henry, First Secretary of the French Embassy; Senator Ellison D. Smith of SC; Hon. Curtis D. Wilbur, Sec. of the Navy — The senatorial bill making the monument possible — Report of Simons and Lapham, architects of the monument — Address of W. C. Miller at the 41st anniv. mtg of the Hug. Soc. of SC,” Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina , No. 31 (1926). Ask the BDC staff for assistance.

            “Monument to Jean Ribaut in Normandy,” Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No. 39 (1934). Ask the BDC staff for assistance.

            The BDC has several relevant vertical files on Ribaut and the exploration and discovery period. Try these:

            • Ribaut, Jean (c1520-1565)

            • Ribaut Quadricentennial, 1962

            • Charlesfort

            • History – Exploration and Discovery

            • Parris Island

            Books

            SC 975.9 CON Jean Ribaut : the whole & true discouerye of Terra Florida by Jean Ribaut, 1927 (BDC)

            SC 975.799 WILBeaufort County, South Carolina [Pamphlet] : the shrines, early history and topography by N. L. Willet, 1926 (BDC)

            SC 812 PROPrologue to Freedom: 400thAnniversary of the landing of Jean Ribaut, Souvenir Program of the Ribaut Quadricentennial, 1962 (BDC)

            SC 920 FED Palmetto pioneers; six stories of early South Carolinians

            SC 975.799 WHICharlesfort, 1562-63: the first Protestant settlement within the present-day United States by William H. Whitten, 1993 (BDC)

            Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

            REF Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)

            910.45 CON Pirates and raiders of the Southern shoreby T. D. Conner, 2007 (BDC, HHI)

            975.799 DAB Sea island diary : a history of St. Helena Island by Edith M. Dabbs, 1983 (BDC, HHI REF)

            975.799 JON Port Royal under six flags by Katharine M. Jones, 1960. (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)

            975.799 DOW Parris Island ‘from Cusabo to Leatherneck’by George Geddes Dowling, 1970 (BDC, BEA, BLU REF)

            975.702 FOR For God, Glory and Gold: Early French and Spanish conquest of South Carolina[DVD], 2006 (ALL)

            975.799 ROW V1 The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr., 1996 (ALL)

            These resources are available through the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library. Please visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials. Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout. Normal visiting hours are Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

            Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: Beaufort District Collection (BDC) Beaufort Branch Library (BEA) Bluffton Branch Library (BLU) Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI) Lobeco Branch Library (LOB) St. Helena Branch Library (STH

            Paul Hamilton, 1762- 1816

            Suggested resources for the HBF/EMBARQ Essay 2008

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            Authors

            Abstract

            The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
            Here are some suggestions to help you explain why Paul Hamilton, 1762- 1816 deserves to be nominated to the SC Hall of Fame.

            Suggested Resources for EMBARQ Essay Contest 2008      Prepared at the request of Historic Beaufort Foundation By Beaufort District Collection staff at Beaufort County Library Hamilton,
            Paul, 1762- 1816

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            Bibliography
             

            Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County
            Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina.
             

            These
            resources are available through the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library.  Please visit your
            local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort
            District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that
            materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not
            available for checkout.  Normal visiting hours are Monday – Friday:
            10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
             
             

            Materials
            may be found at the following Beaufort
            County Library locations:
             

            Beaufort
            District Collection (BDC) 


            Beaufort Branch Library (BEA) 


            Bluffton Branch Library (BLU) 


            Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI) 


            Lobeco Branch Library (LOB) 


            St. Helena Branch Library (STH)

            Web based resources: 

            Biography Resource Center Biography
            Resource Center
            database (DISCUS, password required for access
            from home)
             

            “The Paul Hamilton Papers, 1802-1812”
            are online, hosted by University of South Carolina Digital Collections found at
            http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/collections/paulhamilton.html
             

            Come to the Beaufort
            District Collection to see these items:
             

            • Beaufort County Historical
              Society Papers, #12 “Paul Hamilton and Henry William DeSaussaure”
              also in hardcopy at SC 920 BAY. (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm
              available at BEA, HHI)
            • We have a vertical file of
              materials about him labeled Hamilton,
              Paul
              .   Ask for help.
            • We have a vertical file of
              materials about the Hamilton Family.

             

            Check out these materials
            from the Beaufort County Library:
             

            Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia
            (ALL)
             

            975.799 ROW V1
            The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861
            by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers,
            Jr., 1996 (ALL)  

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