"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. "
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.]
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: 'Morris Island, as seen from Fort Sumter.--[drawn by an Officer of Major Anderson's Command.]' Also identified with captions: 'Battery from which the "Star of the West" was fired upon. Cumming's Point. Sand Battery, connected by covered gallery with...iron-clad battery.' [full date March 2, 1861.]
Caption: 'The city of Charleston, South Carolina, looking seaward, and showing the burned district.--[see next page.]' Identified in image are: Broad Street, "Mercury" office, Custom-house, Castle Pinckney, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter and Morris Island. [full date December 28, 1861.]