Fort Sumter, December 1863, interior of eastern angle of gorge, from a drawing by Lt. John E. Key

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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection

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Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

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12-1-1863

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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item16: Fort Sumter, December 1863, interior of eastern angle of gorge, from a drawing by Lt. John E. Key, 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. This highly typical sketch shows the interior of the south-eastern angle of the Fort, the nearest to Morris Island. The flag staff at this angle was frequently shot away, and replaced with distinguished gallantry. The wide and deep cut, made in the crest of the gorge wall, was a much exposed point. The eastern end of the principal bomb-proof is shown with its slanting logs and sand-bags for protection. The rooms of the gorge being all filled with sand and wet cotton bales, proved indestructible through all the bombardment.

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1975.0099.14.11.16

Fort Sumter, December 1863, interior of eastern angle of gorge, from a drawing by Lt. John E. Key

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