To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this website commemorates and chronicles life in Charleston throughout the conflict - through historical retellings by Brian Hicks, reader contributions of family histories, photo galleries and videos, and stories reflecting a modern-day perspective on our history.

Civil War 150 Videos

Civil War Interactive

An interactive graphic of Civil War sites throughout Charleston.

Charleston at War

Author of 'Charleston at War'

Brian Hicks is a metro columnist at The Post and Courier and the author or co-author of six narrative nonfiction books, most recently "City of Ruin: Charleston at War." His "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with reporter Schuyler Kropf, also explored Charleston during the war. The Tennessee native joined the newspaper in 1997. He has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years and has won more than two dozen journalism awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998.

Civil War Timeline