Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a photograph she received from General Beauregard as a thank you for her prayers for the safety of Charleston. She implores the Bishop to stay safe during the renewed shelling of Charleston and in a postscript writes, "we're afraid that we lost our Habit stuff in that vessel taken by the yankees." November 19, 1863. 4p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the defense of Charleston. She fears the inevitable union assault will last longer than the recent siege at Vicksburg and finds it astonishing "how coolly" people can talk about Charleston "being taken by the enemy." July 25, 1863. 4p.
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.]
Main caption: 'Siege of Charleston--views of Sullivan's Island, as seen from Morris Island.--from sketches by our Special Artist, W.T. Crane.' Caption top left: 'Remains of blockade runners.' Caption top right: 'Rebel camp on Sullivans Island.' Caption middle left and right: 'Rebel battery on Sullivans Island.' Caption middle: 'Examining passes on the beach.' Caption bottom: ' Fort Moultrie as seen from Morris Island.' [full date October 10, 1863.]
Caption: 'The War in South Carolina--the Rebel rams from Charleston Harbor attacking the Federal blockading squadron, January 31.--from a sketch by a Naval Officer.--see page 365.' Also identified in the image: Keystone State, Rebel Ram, Housatonic, Mercedita and Rebel Ram. [full date February 28, 1863.]
Caption: 'Siege of Charleston--views of the Northern and Southern ends of Morris Island, as seen from Fort Craig.--from sketches by our Special Artist, W.T. Crane.' Caption at top: 'North end of Morris Island.' Caption at bottom: 'South end of Morris Island.' [full date August 29, 1863.]