Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome from Valle Crucis, the Bishop's property outside of Columbia, having moved the convent and academy from temporary housing at Methodist college and Gen. Preston's mansion. Since Valle Crucis is too remote for day schoolers and too small for large numbers of boarders, she writes of setting up a satellite institute in Macon, Ga., until their convent can be rebuilt in Columbia. She mentions the pardon granted the Bishop and hopes that he will soon return to America. September 25, 1865. 2p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Reverend J. W. Cummings describing the current status of the Ursulines in Columbia and encloses a letter for her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, who is expected soon in New York. October 28, 1865. 3p.
Seven men sit among rubble and cannon. Most of the men appear to be in a military uniform - likely Confederate. Fort is, at least, two-stories with regular arched openings. [Appears to be Fort Sumter after the Federal surrender in April 1861.] This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Interior of Fort Sumter during the War, showing the destruction after the bombardment including the broken flag pole. To the left, in the background, men are removing rubble in wheelbarrows. This image is similar to a cabinet card but slightly larger, measuring 5 1/2"" X 8 1/2"".
Handwritten on reverse: 'Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.' Image shows close up of exterior wall. There is a man standing at the top of the wall facing out. The roof of a small wooden building is visible behind him. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Caption: 'No.38. A view of Fort Sumter--Charleston, S.C., from the east. This picture of Fort Sumter gives a good view of the eastern, or sea face of Fort Sumter, with the Light House situated on the northeast corner' Date assumed to be 1865. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".