James Petigru, Charleston's Last Union Soul, Dared to Challenge Confederacy

Charleston City Paper | April 12, 2011
He supported the Union, but Petigru had little support for leaders of either republic. As the rest of Charleston ran to watch the spectacle of April 12, Petigru sat alone in his law office. He wrote days later to his sister Jane "that which was threatening a long time has come and the sword is drawn.

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