Civil War moments in S.C. -- Jan. 26, 1865

July 18, 2011 

The USS Dai Ching, a steamship built for the China trade before being pressed into service with the U.S. Navy, runs aground on the Combahee River after capturing a schooner loaded with cotton.

After seven hours of shelling from a Confederate battery wrecks the ship, the steamship’s crew sets it on fire and escapes.

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