Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of northeastern front

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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection

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Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

1-1-1865

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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item24: Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of northeastern front, 18.5x12.5cm Fort Sumter as it was during the War, showing the effects of the bombardment by Maj. John Johnson, Engineer at Fort Sumter Publisher: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co.,Charleston, S.C. Compliments of J. F. Weruer, Sullivans Island, S.C. Sergent Charles E. Walker, Battery M. 1 artillery, Sullevans Island, South Carlina This elevation, taken soon after the evacuation, shows the "right face" of the Fort, oppostie to Sullivan's Island. The crib-work protects the "three-gun-battery" within the only casemates left in this region of the Fort. The exterior slope of the sea-front, on the left, is of debris, less practicable for assault than it appears to be. The height of the angle on the left is nearly the original height of the parapet, but the average of the sea-front is scarcely twenty feet, or one-half of what it once was.

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1975.0099.14.11.24

Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of northeastern front

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