9781596294202

The Charleston & Hamburg: A South Carolina Railroad And An American Legacy

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    9781596294202

  • ISBN10:

    1596294205

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-15
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Many claim that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was the first in the United States, but in reality the Charleston & Hamburg was the first to provide regular service to passengers when it opened its doors in Charleston, South Carolina, on Christmas Day 1830. It would ultimately carry people and goods from the Lowcountry to what is now north Augusta. This volume by historian Thomas Fetters presents a fresh new look at the development and operations of America's premier railroad, including surprising information about key players and newly discovered stories about the railroad's role in the American Civil War. A comprehensive account of the Charleston & Hamburg's history from its inception through Reconstruction, The Charleston & Hamburg, with its forgotten stories of America's premier railroad, is a necessary addition to the bookshelves of historians and rail fans alike! Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Friend in Need...Is a Friend Indeed!p. 13
1831-The First Year of Operationp. 27
1832-The Second Year of Operationp. 37
1833-The Longest Railroad in the Worldp. 43
1834-Building a Fleet of Locomotivesp. 53
The Possibility of Route Expansionp. 61
1836-The C&H Rebuilds with T-Railp. 67
1837-The End of the Charleston & Hamburg Rail Roadp. 71
1838-1843-The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road Yearsp. 75
1843-1860-The South Carolina Rail Roadp. 87
The War Between the Statesp. 115
1865-1870-Rebuilding of the South Carolina Rail Roadp. 139
1870-1880-Reconstructionp. 149
Epiloguep. 157
About the Authorp. 159
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