A postcard of the mural from the main lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel that depicts the attack on Fort Sumter. The front of the postcard reads, "This mural painting, in the Main Lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, symbolizes the initial attack by Confederate forces, beginning the War Between the States.--The painting is by Alfred Hutty, internationally noted artist and etcher." The back of the postcard reads, "The first shot of the War Between the States was fired April 12, 1861, from a Confederate battery at Fort Johnson (position of the observer in this painting) and landed on the parade ground of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. In this painting Fort Sumter is center, Fort Moultrie to the distant left and a floating Confederate battery to the right. The flag is the original seven star flag of the Confederacy. Fort Sumter, occupied by Confederates on April 14, 1861, was under constant siege by Federal forces from that date until February 18, 1865--In 1948 Fort Sumter was designated a national monument."
Work on paper in ink and watercolor dated 1796. Fort with flag raised in right side of image and houses in left. Ships are visible in background, and soldier is in left foreground. Sketch dated July 4, 1796.
Two illustrations about the Civil War with an accompanying article. The top illustration is captioned 'The war in America: Charleston, from Fort Johnson.' The bottom illustration is captioned 'The war in America: The defences of Charleston, looking seaward.' The article details the difficulties of reporting from the South because of Union blockades.
A sketch of Fort Sumter after the bombardment. Soldiers are shown standing and moving material as a fire burns in the background. On the verso is a partial sketch entitled 'A Scene on the Potomac River- Part of a Gunboat Fortilla.'
A color photograph captioned 'Two days after the bombardment of Sumter, April 16, 1861.' In the photo Wade Hampton and other figures look at the damage. Below the photo is another photograph showing Fort Sumter before the bombardment.