Fort Sumter, 1865, plan and horizontal section-six feet about high water

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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection

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Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

1-1-1865

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Ms26,Bx 14, Fd11, item21: Fort Sumter, 1865, plan and horizontal section-six feet about high water, 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 ground-plan of the Fort, as it was arranged before evacuation, shows changes as great as they were necessary, from its original plan. The only regions unchanged are the three lower casemates, opposite Fort Moultrie, near the eastern angle, and the entire line of casemates on the western or city-front. The greatest ruin and repair are seen in the two faces adjoining the main salient, and in the eastern or sea-front, and in the gorge. All these parts, being ruined, were covered over securely with earth. The greatest ruin was all along the sea-front, where the outer wall had been battered down to within three or four feet of the water's edge. A part of the original stone wharf is seen on the gorge. The new landing, required to be built under cover from the fire of the enemy, is seen on the western or city-front of the Fort. All the upper tier of casemates had been destroyed.

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1975.0099.14.11.21

Fort Sumter, 1865, plan and horizontal section-six feet about high water

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