Fort Sumter, February, 1865, View from southwestern angle and the gorge

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0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection

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Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

2-1-1865

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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item20: Fort Sumter, February, 1865, View from southwestern angle and the gorge, 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 The exterior of the Gorge, the interior view with the western or city-front of the Fort. This illustration is from a photograph taken soon after the evacuation, which accounts for the "look-out station," seen over the crest of the gorge. It was erected by the Union authorities, and though apparently on the gorge, was really at the eastern angle of the Fort, entirely accross its area, and nearly oppostie Fort Moultrie. The shoal in the foreground was bare only at low water. The original height of the Fort, forty feet, carefully preserved in at least one place, all through its destructive bombardments, is seen at its south-western angle. The exterior slope of the gorge was practicable for assualt during most of the years '63 and '64, and in fact up to the end; and it was necessary to place obstructions on it every night, and take them in before daylight every morning. Some of the iron rods, carrying wire entanglements, have been left, and appear on the crest of the gorge.

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1975.0099.14.11.20

Fort Sumter, February, 1865, View from southwestern angle and the gorge

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