Handwritten on reverse: 'Arsenal, Charleston, So. Ca.' The Arsenal was constructed in 1841. Seized by the Confederates in December 1860, it was held by them throughout the war until 1865. In 1866, the federal government used the site as a Federal Military Reservation, but in 1879 the Arsenal was closed. This image was likely taken as part of the photographic survey done in 1865 but could have been taken at any time until 1879. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Caption: 'War Views. No.176. Cheeves' Point Battery, Charleston.' This appears to be a view of the Battery at White Point Gardens. The label which identifies this as Cheeves' (sic) Point Battery is in error. Cheves Battery was located on James Island near what is now Ft. Johnson Estates. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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.]
Caption: 'Sketches in Charleston, South Carolina. 1.Cotton Day. 2. A Limb of the Law. 3. Gossips. 4.Light-wood cart. 5. "A Relic". 6. Milk Girl.7. In the Market-Poultry Dealer. 8."Horse" Car.' [full date July 17, 1875.]
[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.]
Main caption: 'South Carolina.--scenes in the track of the cyclone which devastated Charleston, August 25th. See page 43. 1. St. Michael's Church [upper left]. 2. Scene on the water front after the storm [top right]. 3. Destruction on South Battery [bottom].' [full date September 5, 1885.]
Caption: 'Scene on the arrival of Lieutenant Hall, U.S.A., with despatches (sic) from Major Anderson for Governor Pickens, at the Executive Mansion, Charleston, S.C., immediately after the firing on the Star of the West.--from a sketch by our Special Artist.--see page 151.' [full date January 26, 1861.]
Caption: 'Bombardment of Fort Sumter, as sketched from Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C.' Identified in image: Mortar Battery, Fort Johnson; James Island; City; Castle Pinckney; Fort Sumter; Mount Pleasant; Floating Battery; Mortar Battery; Fort Moultrie; Enfilading Battery; Iron Battery; Sand-bag cover for reserve; Traverse behind Trapier Battery and Magazine covered with sand bags.
Caption: 'Panoramic view of Charleston Harbor--advance of iron-clads to the attack, April 7. Union--A. Keokuk. B. Nahunt. C. Nantucket. D. Catskill. E. Ironsides. F. Patapsco. G. Montauk. H. Passaie. K. Weehawken. Rebel--1. Morris Island sand battery. 2. Fort Wagner. 3. Battery Bee, on Cummings Point. 4. [Fort] Johnson. 5. Fort Ripley. 6. Sumter. 7. Charleston City. 8. Castle Pinckney. 9. Fort Redan. 10. Fort Moultrie. 11. Moultrie House. 12. Fort Beauregard. 13. Harbor obstructions. 14. Cooper River. 15. Ashley River.' [full date May 2, 1863.]
Caption: 'The city of Charleston, South Carolina.--[see page 62.]' Also identified in image: Broad Street, "Mercury" office, Custom-house, Castle Pinckney, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter and Morris Island. [full date January 26, 1861.]
Caption: '1. Assembling on the Citadel Parade. 2. Watching the Procession. 3. The Boy Drum Corps. 4. The Thirteen States. 5. The Union League. 6. Reading the Emancipation Proclamation on the Battery. South Carolina--the celebration of Emancipation Day, January 8th. in Charleston--scenes and incidents of the parade--see page 375.' [full date February 10,1877]
[Color image.] Caption (in French): 'Evenements des Etats-Unis: Charleston et ses fortifications. [Events of the United States: Charleston and its fortifications.] 1--Charleston. 2--Riviere Ashley [Ashley River]. 3--Chemin de fer de Savannah [Savannah Railway]. 4--Riviere Cooper [Cooper River]. 5--Riviere Wando [Wando River]. 6--Fort Pinkney [Castle Pinckney]. 7--Fort Ripley. 8--Fort Johnson (ile James) [James Island]. 9--Riviere Stone [Stono River]. 10--Fort Sumter. 11--Fort Moultrie. 12--Batterie Gregg (pointe de Gumming) [Battery Gregg (Cummings Point)]. 13--Fort Wagner. 14--Batteries rasantes du general Gilmore [grazed batteries of General Gilmore]. 15--Ouvrages pris par les federaux. [Works undertaken by the Federals]. 16--Phare Inlet [Lighthouse inlet]. 17--Batteries federales (ile Folly) [Federal Batteries (Folly Island)]. 18--Canonnieres et vaisseaux cuirasses [gunboats and ironclads]. 19--Hotel. 20--Ile et batteries Sullivan [Sullivan Island and Batteries]. 21--Moultrie. 22--Mont Pleasant [Mount Pleasant]. 23--Breach Inlet. 24--Shem Creek. 25--Batteries construite par les confederes sur l'ile James, dans le voisinage du fort Johnson [Batteries built by the Confederates on James Island, in the vicinity of Fort Johnson].