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.'
Second color sketch showing the bombardment of Charleston from Fort Moultrie. Soldiers are shown firing cannons and waving the "Stars and Bars," the official flag of the Confederacy, as a man lays under a pole. In the background, there is Fort Sumter and several warships.
Color sketch showing the bombardment of Charleston from Fort Moultrie. Soldiers are shown firing cannons and waving the "Stars and Bars," the official flag of the Confederacy, as a man lays under a pole. In the background, there is Fort Sumter and several warships.
The illustration on the front page is captioned 'Interior of Fort Walker, at Hilton Head, immediately after its bombardment and evacuation'. The damage to the fort is in the foreground while in the background, sailing ships with small rowboats can be seen. On the verso are more illustrations. The top picture is captioned "Banks division crossing the Potomac previous to the Battle of Ball's Bluff." The left picture is captioned "Sinking of the peerless in a gale and rescue of the crew." The right illustration is captioned "Perilous position of a transport." The bottom picture is captioned "Capture of the steamer 'Fanny' by three Confederate steamers off Chicamicomica, N.C."
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.
A newspaper clipping with an illustration entitled 'The U.S. gun-boat Weehawken, one of the ironclads engaged in the bombardment of Charleston.' The illustration shows what the monitor, a well-armed warship, looks like in the water. It also includes a cross cut diagram of the Weehawken's interior. The top illustration is a portrait of Field Marshal Lord Seaton.