Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

Special Collection:
, ,

Accession number:
1983.02.02.45

Maker:
S. T. Souder
Publisher

Historical period:
ca. 1865

Wars and Conflicts:

Type:

Dimensions:
H x W: 3.5 in. / 7 in.

Acquisition date:
1983-1987

Credit line:
Gift of Reginald W. Okie

Location:
,

Provenance:

From 1985:
The Army and Navy Club, gift of Reginald W. Okie

Label:

verso: No. 35
Interior View of Fort Sumter, showing the Northeast Angle, Charleston, S.C.
This view was taken the day after the evacuation of Fort Sumter by gen. Anderson, on the 14th of April, 1861. The gun in the foreground, a 10-inch Columbiad, was directed towards the city of Charleston, for the purpose of throwing hot shot or shell into the city. It was not used, however. Among the persons represented as standing near the gun in citizen’s dress, are Gen. Wade Hampton and the Right. Rev. Bishop Lynch. Gen. Hamptonstands nearest the gun, behind the sponge staff, whilst Bishop Lynch stands next to him in front of the sponge staff. The likeness of Bishop Lynch is an excellent one. The picture also shows a portion of the Eastern Barracks, which was within range of the guns of Fort Moultrie.
Oven for heating shot in background.
Published by S T. Souder, 263 King Street, Charleston, S.C.