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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection
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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item19: Fort Sumter, February, 1865, Interior of the gorge-central bombproof, 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 Towards the end of 1865, the interior of the Fort began to present a more orderly appearance. Repairs and improvements were resumed, after the third great bombardment, lasting sixty consecutive days and nights. The locality is over "central bomb-prood," but without flag staff, that having been placed elsewhere in the Fort. The "central bomb-proof," and other quarters, completely sheltered by the indestructible gorge, have been finished with trim ranks of gabions sustaining steep slopes of earthwork and sand. As no very heavy bombardments occured after this time, the appearance of the Fort, in this region, continued unchanged on to the date of its evacuation, in February, 1968.
"Fort Sumter, February, 1865, Interior of the gorge-central bombproof" (1865). 0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection. 654.