Various illustrations of forts during the Civil War in Charleston. Captions of illustration, top row, left to right: 'View of terre-plein of the gorge of Fort Sumter', 'Parade of Fort Moultrie', 'North Western Angle of Fort Moultrie.' Captions of illustrations, middle row, left to right: 'View of terre-plein and parapet of eastern flank of Fort Sumter,' 'Barracks on north face of parade, Fort Moultrie,' 'South-western angle of Fort Moultrie.' Captions of illustrations, bottom row, left to right: 'Officers quarters, eastern portion of parade, Fort Moultrie', Western barracks, Fort Moultrie,' 'Channel face and south-western angle of the ramparts of Fort Moultrie.'
A postcard of the old gun positions on Fort Sumter. Back of the postcard reads, "Fort Sumter occupies a commanding position at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. From the guns on these old gun-mounts, the first shots of the Civil War were fired."
Caption: 'The Floating Battery, now erecting in the harbor of Charleston by the authorities of South Carolina. Designed to capture Fort Sumter.--from a sketch by our Special Artist now in Charleston. See page 194.' [full date February 16, 1861.]
Caption: 'The Floating Battery at Charleston, S.C., intended to assist in the capture of Fort Sumpter (sic), with Dr. De Vega's hospital attached.--from a sketch by our Special Artist in Charleston.--see page 289.' [full date March 30, 1861.]