Speaker @ the Center
South Carolina State Library presents Eric Emerson and Karen Stokes for Speaker @the Center February 7. Days of Destruction: Augustine Thomas Smythe and the Civil War Siege of Charleston is a presentation of a collection of letters written by Smythe, a well-educated young man from a prominent Charleston family. The letters offer a glimpse of the long, destructive assault on the Holy City during the Civil War. From behind a telescope in the midst of the War, Smythe shares an almost post-apocalyptic perspective of the oftentimes quiet, and frequently lawless, street where he lived before and during the siege of Charleston. Free.