Charleston, South Carolina (Location Key)


Charleston, a major port on the Atlantic Ocean, is where Fort Sumter is located, and where the first shots of the Civil War were fired - a historical event that is referred to in several of the fictions. Charleston itself appears as a location in several others, including The Mansion. In that novel Charles Mallison visits a Harvard classmate named Spoade to "see what a Saint Cecilia Ball looks like" (229); the upper class Saint Cecilia Society was known for its formal balls. In The Unvanquished, Aunt Jenny eulogizes the ship captains who ran the Union naval blockade to bring goods to the Confederacy (244).

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