Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter
Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Terreplain of the Gorge--showing the guns in barbette. Fort Sumter, April 15th, 1861.' Photograph shows men in uniform sitting and standing around cannons. Two men in dark suits with top hats stand to the far left. Soldier to the left holds a tattered flag. Solder to the right stands on a cannon and holds a rifle in his hand. Evidence of bombardment, note the brick and rubble underfoot. This is a mounted image that measures 9" X 7 1/4" overall.
Charleston Museum Civil War Photographs
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Topical Subject:
Bombardment, Fortification, Soldiers, Ordnance
Geographic Subject:
Low Country, Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.), United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Shelving Locator:
MK 3220
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
800 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2011, The Charleston Museum Archives. All rights reserved. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.