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0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item18: Fort Sumter, February 2nd, 1864, Flag showing result of four days' use, June 20th, 1864, replacing the flag on the gorge wall, ( from a sketch by Maj. John Johnson), 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 This scene of flag-raising occurred over the "central bomb-proof," on the 20th June, 1864, and was conspicuous among the many such acts of gallantry, on account of the greatest and longest exposure of person involved. The principal actor was Lieutenant Charles H. Claiborne, of the First South Carolina Infantry (Regulars), from Maryland. He and his assistants were complimented by General Beauregard, in a General Order from Department Headquarters. The scene, and the flags on the same page, are reproduced from sketches by an officer on duty at the time in the Fort.
"Fort Sumter, February 2nd, 1864, Flag showing result of four days' use, June 20th, 1864, replacing the flag on the gorge wall, ( from a sketch by Maj. John Johnson)" (1864). 0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection. 657.