Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of western front

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0099: 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, item22: Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of western front, 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 view is an "elevation" of the western or city-front, the left flank of the Fort. On the right, it shows the remainder of the parapet, forty feet above high water. On the left is seen the new sally-port opened for the new landing. Indications of a second tier of casemates are seen in loop-holes at that level, but they open only into bomb-proof chambers of timber, built in place of the ruined casemates. This elevation was a drawing soon after the evacuation.

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1975.0099.14.11.22

Fort Sumter, 1865, elevation of western front

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