The quilt consists of nine chintz applique squares, each with an identical floral spray in center and four small sprays, one in each corner. Sashing between squares is a chintz floral strip with brown leafy scroll edging. A wide chintz floral border with large pink and red flowers and green leaves with smaller pink, brown/gold, and blue flowers. Muslin backing. Binding back to front, machine stitched. Each square is clamshell quilted and border is fan quilted. Six squares have inked names and dates.
Caption: 'Remains of the new bridge over Ashley River, Charleston, S.C., partially destroyed by the Rebels on the evacuation of the city, Feb 18, 1865.--from a sketch by our Special Artist, W.T. Crane.' [full date June 10, 1865.]
Main caption: 'The present appearance of Charleston, S.C., showing the effects of the Federal bombardment.--from recent sketches by our special artist.' Caption top left: 'Nos.165, 167 and 169 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.' Caption top right: 'East Bay Street, looking south.' Caption middle left: 'Kitchen attached to 53 Wentworth Street--effect of two shells.' Caption middle right: 'Gentleman's ordinary, Charleston Hotel.' Caption bottom: 'Vendue Range.' [full date March 25, 1865.]
[Color image.] Caption: 'Feeding 8,000 people with rations of rice and salt at West Point Mills, on the Ashley River, Charleston S.C.-- From a sketch by our Special Artist, W.T. Crane.' [full date April 15, 1865.]