Caption: 'The night guard of boats on Charleston Bar during the first of the bombardment of Fort Sumpter (sic), to prevent reinforcements being sent to Major Anderson, April 12th, 1861.--from a sketch by our artist on Morris Island.'
Caption in German: 'Szene auf der schwimmenden Batterie im hafen von Charleston, wahrend des Bombardments des Forts Sumter.' [Scene from the Floating Battery in Charleston Harbor, during the bombardment of Fort Sumter.]
Hand-tinted photograph measuring 9" X 7 1/4" that depicts the bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 12th, 1861. Shown in the image: Floating Battery, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, Gunboat Lady Dora and William Seabrook.