[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].
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.
"A color scan of a scrapbook page with a special order, copy of a letter, an endorsement and annotations by Everson. The special order from the Bureau appoints Major J.E. Cornelius as Acting Sub Assistant Commissioner for Johns, James, Wadmalaw, Edisto, Morris and Folly Islands thereby relieving James Chaplin Beecher. Everson is to report immediately for instructions. There is an annotation next to the order where Everson writes of Beecher's patriotism;being a chaplain in the Navy in China prior to the war;his half-brother Henry Ward Beecher; Plymouth Church Chapel; and his suicide. The correspondence is from Everson to Major H.W. Smith A.A. General regarding a land dispute on James Island. Everson included an annotation that this and a few additional cases are included to show the murkiness of ""Special Field orders. No. 15"" issued by General William Sherman. The endorsement is by order of Brevet Major General Robert Kingston Scott and H.W. Smith deeming a land title not legal. "