Fort Sumter, December 1863, bird's eye view of interior after second great bombardment

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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection

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Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

12-1-1863

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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item14: Fort Sumter, December 1863, bird's eye view of interior after second great bombardment, 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 Period of the greatest ruin. The view is not in the least exaggerated; it was taken at the time by a special draughtsman, and shows the increased ruin of the Fort, due to a second great bombardment some few months after the first, and in the end of the year 1863. Some places show the work of repair and remodeling begun, and continued thenceforth almost uninterruptedly, through the fire. The sea-wall is battered down in places to half its original height. The station of the armored squadron is shown off Morris Island, which had then been evacuated by confederates. The shore of Sullivan's Island is seen on the left in the distance. The fore-groung is the crest of the western or city-wall.

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1975.0099.14.11.14

Fort Sumter, December 1863, bird's eye view of interior after second great bombardment

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