Fort Sumter, February,1865, elevations and sections

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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, item25: Fort Sumter, February,1865, elevations and sections, 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 dotted lines show original structure of the Fort, the other drawing showing how it was battered down and earth works built up to protect the Fort. These two sections are introduced the upper one to show the greatest, the lower one to show the least destruction of the original brick Fort Sumter. The dotted lines indicate where the upper half of the east or sea-face once stood; and the earth-work below indicates the covering necessary to protect the new quarter, drawn far back within the lines of the old casemates and barracks. The lower sectional view shows the greater part of the western wall and casemates, the south-western stair-tower, and a small chamber used for a magazine. The massive covering of earth rose above eight feet above the brick wrok. Thos illustrion, from which these views have been copied and reduced, are from the work entitled: "THE DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, 1863-1865, "by JOHN JOHNSON, formerly Major of Confederate Engineers, published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston, S.C. 1890.

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1975.0099.14.11.25

Fort Sumter, February,1865, elevations and sections

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