South Carolina
Military Academy Cadets

The Cadets of the Citadel were ordered to Morris Island on January 1, 1861 to construct and man a site on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor to command the channel to prevent reinforcement of Fort Sumter. On January 9, 1861, the Cadets fired on a Federal steamer, the Star of the West, as it approached Fort Sumter with 200 infantry troops. The Star of the West retraced its route and proceeded out of the harbor and back to New York.


Company A

Company B

Company A & B Arsenal Cadets

Field and Staff

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