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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started.Created by: Library Of CongressDated: 1860
Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor: 12th & 13th of April, 1861
Named after revolutionary hero General Thomas Sumter, Fort Sumter was unfinished when the Civil War began.

On December 26, 1860, six days after South Carolina seceded from the Union, U.S. Army Major Robert Anderson secretly relocated 127 men of the 1st U.S. Artillery to Fort Sumter thinking that it provides a stronger defense against South Carolina militia attacks. For a few months, South Carolina 's calls for evacuation of Fort Sumter were ignored by Union.

On Friday, April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, firing for 34 straight hours. After two hours, the Union started firing back slowly to conserve ammunition. During the fire, one Confederate soldier and two Union soldiers died. The next day the fort was surrendered. The Fort Sumter Union Flag became a popular patriotic symbol.

Efforts to retake the fort began on April 7, 1863. After bombardment, the Union navy's started poorly planned boat assault: 8 Union sailors were killed, 19 wounded, and 105 captured. The Confederates did not suffer any casualties. The bombardment of the fort proceeded with a varying degree of intensity until the end of the war but the fort never surrendered. Sherman's advance forced the Confederates to evacuate Charleston and abandon Fort Sumter. The Union formally took possession of Fort Sumter on February 22, 1865. Fort Sumter was in ruins.

After the war, the U.S. Army restored the fort and used it as a military installation until 1948 when the fort became a National Monument.
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The siege of Charleston: bombardment of Fort Sumter, and batteries Wagner and Gregg, by the Union batteries on Morris Island, under command of General Gilmore, August 1863

The siege of Charleston: bombardment of Fort Sumter, and batteries Wag...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5856

Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour, Capt. at Fort Sumter, 1861

Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour, Capt. at Fort Sumter, 1861

Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 6444. Corresponding print is in LOT 4192. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General informatio... more

Fort Sumter, South Carolina at the time of its capture February 18th, 1865. Showing the effects of the bombardment from Morris Island

Fort Sumter, South Carolina at the time of its capture February 18th, ...

Scale 1:240 and 1:600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 388 Sheet contains a plan of the fort, a horizontal section, 3 elevations, and 13 sections. This map appears also as Plate III of the Supplementary Report pub... more

Sumter, 61

Sumter, 61

Title inscribed below image. Formerly Waud no. B-112. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.876) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the batteries of the Confederate states

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the batteries of the Confederate states

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1861 April 27, pp. 264-265.

Exterior view of the gorge of Fort Sumter on the 14th April 1861 after its evacuation by Maj. Robert Anderson 1st Arty. U.S.A. Commdg showing that portion towards Cummings' Point, Morris' [i.e. Morris] Island

Exterior view of the gorge of Fort Sumter on the 14th April 1861 after...

Copy photograph shows a photo of a group of men in front of the damaged walls of Fort Sumter near the gorge. Title from item. Mounted with two other photographs. Photograph is possibly half of a stereograph pai... more

Major [Robert] Anderson's command at Fort Sumter

Major [Robert] Anderson's command at Fort Sumter

Nine men in uniform posing, including Capt. Abner Doubleday (1819-1893), originator of baseball, who aimed first shot fired at Confederates in Civil War. Anderson, Robert; Crawford, Samuel, Wylie, 1829-1892; Fo... more

Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

Photograph shows Battery Stevens, commanded by First Lieutenant James Wilson from Battery C, 1st U.S. Artillery, after the fall of Battery Wagner. Title from item. Photographer and date from another copy in the... more

Battery on Morris Island, gun that fired over 1200 shots into Fort Sumter

Battery on Morris Island, gun that fired over 1200 shots into Fort Sum...

Photograph shows the interior of Fort Putnam with a cannon in the foreground with soldiers in the background. No. 4971. Title from item. Similar view: LC-B811-3520. Mounted with five other photographs with gene... more

Major Robt. Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter lith. of L.N. Rosenthal, Phila

Major Robt. Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter lith. of L.N. Rosenthal,...

Print shows Robert Anderson, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform with sword cradled in right arm. Title from item. Publication date based on variant impression. Quotation marks inscribe... more

Charleston Harbor S.C. Bombardment of Fort Sumter.

Charleston Harbor S.C. Bombardment of Fort Sumter.

Regional view of Charleston Harbor showing the city of Charleston on the Ashley and Cooper rivers, Castle Pinckney on Shute's Folly Island, Pleasantville and Mt. Pleasant Battery, Mechanicsville and batteries o... more

The steamship Marion, on her way to New York with the wives and children of the soldiers in Fort Sumter - manning the ramparts and cheering of the men as the steamer passes the fort the parting salute from Fort Sumpter / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston

The steamship Marion, on her way to New York with the wives and childr...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 Feb. 23, p. 212.

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. showing effects of bombardment

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. showing effects of bombardment

Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 3, p. 173". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Interior of Fort Sumter in April 1861 after its surrender by U.S. garrison

Interior of Fort Sumter in April 1861 after its surrender by U.S. garr...

No. 4798. Title from item. See also LOT 4166-C no. 219 for full stereo view. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Ft. Sumter, the day after its first bombardment

Ft. Sumter, the day after its first bombardment

No. 33. Title from item. Printed on board mount: Patriot Publishing Company, Myrick Building, Springfield, Mass. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 9, p. 41". Copyright date: April 11, 1911.

Fort Sumter, showing the effects of the bombardment by the artillery of the Army & Navy of the United States; while occupied by the rebels from April, 1861 to Feb., 1865

Fort Sumter, showing the effects of the bombardment by the artillery o...

Copy photograph shows a photo of the damaged walls of Fort Sumter viewed by men on a nearby sandbar. The photo is mounted above a printed caption with Engineer Department noted on the left. Title from item. Mou... more

Exterior view of the gorge of Fort Sumter on the 14th, April 1861 after its evacuation by Maj. Robert Anderson, 1st Arty. U.S.A. Comdg showing that portion towards Fort Johnson, James Island

Exterior view of the gorge of Fort Sumter on the 14th, April 1861 afte...

Copy photograph showing a group of men in front of the damaged walls of Fort Sumter near the gorge. Title from item. Mounted with two other photographs. Photograph is possibly half of a stereograph pair. Letter... more

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in distance

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in distance

Photograph shows two mounted guns at the parapet inside Fort Johnson. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. III, p. 173". Similar view in LC-B811-3471. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing showing ruins of Fort Sumter from Charleston Harbor with a Confederate flag waving on the left. No. B698. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Fort Su... more

Confederate flag flying.  Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Anderson - interior view

Confederate flag flying. Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Ande...

Photograph shows the Confederate flag flying at Fort Sumter, on April 15, 1861, following the surrender of Major Anderson and his Union troops, documenting the beginning of the Civil War; troops prepare to load... more

[Two views: Group of guns and gun carriages dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultire; Battery at Fort Moultrie, bearing on Fort Sumter]

[Two views: Group of guns and gun carriages dismantled by Major Anders...

Two wood engravings of drawings by an officer of Major Anderson's command Reference copy may be available in Lot 9355. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1861 Jan. 26), p. 53. This record contains unverified, old da... more

Civil War envelope showing Columbia floating above Fort Sumter

Civil War envelope showing Columbia floating above Fort Sumter

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. John Snow, esq., Aurora, Illinois, from George Snow Dec. 24; postmarked Jan. 2, 1863; Soldier's letter, endorsed by Rufus P. Pattison, Major 124th Regr. Ill. Vol... more

Interior of Fort Sumter in April 1861 after its surrender by U.S. garrison

Interior of Fort Sumter in April 1861 after its surrender by U.S. garr...

No. 4799. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 9, p. 41 (top)". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The flag of Fort Sumter

The flag of Fort Sumter

Copyright by S.T. McDougall.

The prayer at Sumter, December 27, 1860

The prayer at Sumter, December 27, 1860

Major Robert Anderson and soldiers praying around flag in Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 213 (1861 Jan. 26), p. 49.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the batteries of the Confederate states, April 13, 1861

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the batteries of the Confederate states,...

Print shows Confederate soldiers firing cannons from an artillery battery, bombarding Fort Sumter in the distance.

Andersonville Prison

Andersonville Prison

Detailed plan of Andersonville Prison Camp, showing Sweetwater Lick to the north, and the Southwestern & Enfaula Railroad to the east. Shows the main forts, stockade and cemetery.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing shows Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor with a boat sailing by. The Confederate flag waves above the fort. No. B701. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general capti... more

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Interior view of Fort Sumter during ceremony of raising flag

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Interior view of Fort Sumter during...

Title from similar neg: LC-B811-3533. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 3533. Image is similar to 3140. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs ... more

[Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina]

[Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina]

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 Jan. 26, pp. 152-153.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Bird's-eye view of Fort Sumter in 1861. "*GPO: 1992--312-248/60041." Panel title: Fort Sumter, Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina, official park guide. Includes descriptive index, text, ill., and map... more

Sketch showing position of besieging batteries. Fort Sumter April 12-13, 1861

Sketch showing position of besieging batteries. Fort Sumter April 12-1...

Scale ca. 1:30,800. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 386.5 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supple... more

Impressive scene at Fort Sumter - Dec. 27, 1860

Impressive scene at Fort Sumter - Dec. 27, 1860

When the stars and Stripes were raised - the Chaplain invoking a blessing while Major Anderson was hoisting the standard. Reference copy may be available in lot 4416 E (1861) Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrat... more

Major Robert Anderson, U.S.A., in command of Fort Sumpter, Charleston Harbor, S.C. / photographed by Webster & Bros.

Major Robert Anderson, U.S.A., in command of Fort Sumpter, Charleston ...

Title page illustration showing Robert Anderson, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing uniform, facing front. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, no. 271 (1861 February 2), p. 161.

Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina

Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina

Title from panel. Bird's-eye view of Fort Sumter in 1861. "*GPO: 1991--281-950/40009. Reprint 1992" Includes walking tour of Fort Sumter. Text and map of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor on verso. Available al... more

The steamship Star of the West, with reinforcements for Major Anderson, approaching Fort Sumter - The South Carolinians firing at her from the batteries on Morris Island and Fort Moultrie

The steamship Star of the West, with reinforcements for Major Anderson...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 11, no. 269 (1861 Jan. 19), pp. 136-137. Reference copy may be in LOT 4416-E (1861). Caption card... more

Major Anderson, U.S.A. commanding Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor / lith. P.S. Duval & Son, Phila.

Major Anderson, U.S.A. commanding Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor / lit...

Print shows Major Robert Anderson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing military uniform.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Bird's-eye view of Fort Sumter in 1861. "*GPO: 1997--417-648/60103. Reprint 1997." Includes descriptive index, text, ill., and map of Fort Sumter National Monument. Text, col. ill., and map of Charleston Harbor... more

Part of Charleston Harbor, embracing forts Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, and Castle Pinckney, also Sullivan, James & Morris islands; and showing the position of the Star of the West, when fired into from Morris Island.

Part of Charleston Harbor, embracing forts Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, ...

Scale ca. 1:31,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 374 Shows the channel, drainage, vegetation, roads, plan of the city, and forts. A portrait of Major Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, is in the upper right co... more

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing showing the ruins of Fort Sumter with Confederate flag waving from Charleston Harbor.

[Civil War envelope showing American flag flying high over a burning Fort Sumter with message "Remember Fort Sumter!"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag flying high over a burning F...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Ogden Griswold Esq., care Hastings & Griswold, Hartford, Conn.; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljen... more

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in the distance

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in the distance

Photograph shows mounted guns with view of Fort Sumter in the background. No. B1194. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916: H.W. Denslow to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, April 13, 1861 (Telegram reporting surrender of Fort Sumter)
View taken in 1861

View taken in 1861

Photograph shows group of men at the entrance of Fort Sumter. No. 4394. Title from item. Hand written on verso: Miller, vol. 9, p. 41. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Fort Sumter, Char... more

The new batteries erected on Morris Island for the defence of Charleston Harbor and the reduction of Fort Sumpter / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston, S.C.

The new batteries erected on Morris Island for the defence of Charlest...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 March 30, p. 293.

Sumter

Sumter

Damaged fort wall. Title inscribed lower left. Inscribed lower right: Pan(?) Coupe?. Formerly Waud no. B-114. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.878) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Banner Brand

Banner Brand

Label showing Union soldier standing on cliff holding up U.S. flag and sword; Fort Sumter in background. "Manufactured by John J. Levy, New-York."

Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate ...

Photograph showing debris inside the fort. No. 4382. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. by Garry Adelman, John Richter, and Bob Zeller, Center for... more

[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]

[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]

Photo shows tents and soldiers on beach of Morris Island. In distance, ironclads, including USS New Ironsides and five monitor-class warships are in action against Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie in Charleston ha... more

Morris Island, South Carolina. Naval Battery. Two 8-inch Parrot Rifles. Breaching Battery against Fort Sumter

Morris Island, South Carolina. Naval Battery. Two 8-inch Parrot Rifles...

Photographer name from annotations on other negatives in this series (LC-B8156). Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 3. Credit line... more

Interior view of Fort Sumter in 1864 [i.e. 1863] taken by a Confederate photographer

Interior view of Fort Sumter in 1864 [i.e. 1863] taken by a Confederat...

Photo shows two soldiers standing on the ruins of a chimney after the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1863. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. I, p. 99". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Interior views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate...

Photograph showing casemates and other debris inside the fort. No. 4381. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. by Garry Adelman, John Richter, and Bo... more

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: Haas & Peale. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... more

Map showing siege operations against forts Sumter and Wagner, between July 13th & Sept. 7th, 1863, Maj. T. B. Brooks, A.D.C. & Assist. Engrs. Published by permission of Genl. Gillmore at the U.S. Coast Survey Office.

Map showing siege operations against forts Sumter and Wagner, between ...

Scale ca. 1:6,750. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 389 Shows drainage, roads, high and low water line, 6-ft. and 12-ft. depth curve, batteries, trenches, stockades, and a plan of Fort Wagner. Fort Sumter does not ... more

Morris Island, South Carolina. Battery Hays. One 8-inch Parrot Rifle dismounted. Breaching battery against Fort Sumter

Morris Island, South Carolina. Battery Hays. One 8-inch Parrot Rifle d...

Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: Haas & Peale, 16. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints an... more

Fort Sumter. Vincents Creek. Battery Gregg

Fort Sumter. Vincents Creek. Battery Gregg

Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: Haas & Peale; glass side: 11. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congres... more

Morris Island, South Carolina. Battery Rosecrans. Three 100-pounder Parrot Rifles. Breaching battery against Fort Sumter

Morris Island, South Carolina. Battery Rosecrans. Three 100-pounder Pa...

Photographer name from annotations on other negatives in this series (LC-B8156). Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, inked on emulsion: 24. Credit line: C... more

Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographe...

Photograph showing the Confederate garrison and troops amidst the ruins of the interior of the fort. No. 4379. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. ... more

Interior views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate...

Photograph showing Confederate garrison cooking dinner amidst the ruins of the interior of the fort. No. 4380. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. ... more

Plan of the attack on Ft. Sumter, April 6th, 1863.

Plan of the attack on Ft. Sumter, April 6th, 1863.

Map shows a regional view of Charleston Harbor including Confederate fortifications and Union naval vessels. This April 1863 atttack by Union ironclads was unsuccessful. Color coding indicates the location of U... more

Interior Views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior Views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate...

Photograph showing ruins inside Fort Sumter. No. 4377. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. by Garry Adelman, John Richter, and Bob Zeller, Center f... more

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Photographer name from annotations on other negatives in this series (LC-B8156). Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, glass side: 17. Credit line: Civil wa... more

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. showing the effects of bombardment

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. showing the effects of bombardment

Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. I, p. 101". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Morris Island, South Carolina. Naval Battery. Two 80-pounder Whitworths. Breaching battery against Fort Sumpter

Morris Island, South Carolina. Naval Battery. Two 80-pounder Whitworth...

Photographer name from annotations on other negatives in this series (LC-B8156). Title and date from corresponding photographic print in LOT 4196. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 16; glass side... more

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Repro. of drawing by Confederate engineer officer. Civil War Collection (Library of Congress). Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

Fort Sumter, December 9th 1863, View of entrance to Three Gun Bat'y

Fort Sumter, December 9th 1863, View of entrance to Three Gun Bat'y

Interior view of Fort Sumter having undergone considerable damage. Soldiers sit amongst the rubble. Signed lower right image: J.R. Key Jan'y 9th 64. Title inscribed in black ink on tan paper below image. Inscri... more

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Repro. of drawing by Confederate engineer officer. Civil War Collection (Library of Congress). Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

Interior of Fort Sumter after bombardment from Morris Island

Interior of Fort Sumter after bombardment from Morris Island

Federal bombardment of Confederate fortifications, Aug. - Sept. 1863. Illustration from: Harper's Weekly, (1864 Jan. 9), p. 28. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: C.W... more

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Interior view of Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1864 [showing debris]

Repro. of drawing by Confederate engineer officer. Civil War Collection (Library of Congress). Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., looking south, showing officers' quarters

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., looking south, showing o...

Stereograph showing gabion reinforced retaining walls, brick chimneys, rocks and other debris inside Fort Sumter. No. 3132. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyrigh... more

Interior views of Fort Sumter, in April, 1865

Interior views of Fort Sumter, in April, 1865

Photograph shows a pile of cannon balls inside the battery at Fort Sumter. No. B665. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Photograph is half of a stereograph pair. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

View of Ft. Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing a mingled mass of debris, shot, shell & bursted gun

View of Ft. Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing a mingled mass of debris, s...

Stereograph showing two men seated on rocks amidst the debris of Fort Sumter. One man leans on a damaged cannon. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E... more

Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), east face, Charleston Harbor, S.C., showing the palmetto works erected to strengthen the fort

Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), east face, Charleston Harbor, S.C., showin...

Stereograph showing broken girders among piles of rocks next to the palmetto reinforcement on the exterior wall of Fort Sumter. No. 3127. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from ... more

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Interior view of Fort Sumter during ceremony of raising flag

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Interior view of Fort Sumter during...

Caption from negative sleeve: Interior view of Fort Sumter during ceremony of raising old flag, April 14, 1865. Miller, vol. 9, p. 335. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints... more

Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, no. 600 / George Stacy.

Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, no. 600 / George Stacy.

Stereograph shows three men standing on a sandbar next to a boat with three men sitting inside anchored opposite of Fort Sumter. Title from item. Gottheim collection code: GCW 45. Handwritten number on verso: 1... more

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing the debris, shot, shell, and broken guns

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing the debris, shot, shell, a...

Stereograph showing debris among the rocks on exterior of Fort Sumter. No. 3052. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. Attribute... more

View from the parapet of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., with Charleston in the distance. Taken April 14, '65, on the occasion of the raising of the old flag

View from the parapet of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., with Charle...

Stereograph showing two men sitting on the parapet in Fort Sumter on the occasion of the anniversary of Major General Anderson's surrender four years earlier. Four cannons on the parapet in the distance. Part o... more

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), on the parapet, overlooking the harbor and distant shore

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), on the parapet, overlooking the ha...

Stereograph showing damaged gabions amid the fortifications on the parapet of Fort Sumter. Photographer Samuel Cooley sets up his camera in the distance. No. 3053. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photogr... more

Interior views of Fort Sumter, in April, 1865

Interior views of Fort Sumter, in April, 1865

Photograph shows the parapet and interior of Fort Sumter with gabions used as reinforcements in construction of a bombproof structure. No. 4384. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Photograph ... more

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April 14th, 1865. Awaiting the arrival of Gen. Anderson and the invited guests

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April...

Stereograph showing crowd at the flag-raising ceremony inside Fort Sumter on the occasion of the anniversary of Major General Anderson's surrender four years earlier. Part of series: The War for the Union. Phot... more

The light house and bomb proofs of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C.

The light house and bomb proofs of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C.

Stereograph showing the entrance to a casemate beneath a beacon tower on the parapet of Fort Sumter. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. & H.T. Ant... more

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). Interior, showing sallyport (entrance to the fort)

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). Interior, showing sallyport (entra...

Stereograph showing gabions and ruins inside Fort Sumter facing the entrance. Soldier being photographed on the parapet by Sam Cooley. No. 3062. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Titl... more

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April 14th, 1865, during the ceremonies of raising the old flag

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April...

Stereograph showing spectators at the flag raising ceremony in Fort Sumter on the occasion of the anniversary of Major General Anderson's surrender four years earlier. No. 3146. Part of series: The War for the ... more

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. View from parapet of Fort Sumter the day the flag was raised

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. View from parapet of Fort Sumter th...

Caption from negative sleeve: View from parapet of Fort Sumter on day that flag was raised April 14, 1865. Corresponding print is in LOT 4166-D. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congres... more

Exterior views in April, 1865

Exterior views in April, 1865

Photograph shows war damaged brick walls and timber reinforcements on exterior of Fort Sumter.

[Plan of Fort Sumter, South Carolina] : surveyed, March 20th, 22, 27, 1865.

[Plan of Fort Sumter, South Carolina] : surveyed, March 20th, 22, 27, ...

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. "Red lines [denote] remainder of walls of old Ft. Sumter; Red dotted [lines indicate] souterains of walls of old Ft. Sumter; blue dotted [lines signify] souterains built out of the r... more

Fort Sumter in April, 1865

Fort Sumter in April, 1865

Photograph shows ruins of Fort Sumter with a group of men rowing a boat nearby. No. B554. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

View of the east face of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C.

View of the east face of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor...

Stereograph showing destroyed exterior brick wall of Fort Sumter. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Handwritten on verso: Miller, vol. V, p. 122. Copyright 1865 by E.... more

Charleston, S.C. April 14, 1865. Flag-raising ceremony, with Brevet Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson and Henry Ward Beecher present

Charleston, S.C. April 14, 1865. Flag-raising ceremony, with Brevet Ma...

Photograph shows crowd at ceremony inside Fort Sumter watching the flag being raised. Title from item.

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing the debris, shot and shell

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), showing the debris, shot and shell

Stereograph showing a man seated on rocks amidst the debris of outer wall a result of bombardment from August 17 to September 23, 1863. Also showing chevaux-de-frise for protection against assault. No. 3050. Pa... more

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). On the parapet, overlooking the harbor

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). On the parapet, overlooking the ha...

Stereograph showing abandoned artillery, gabions, and chevaux-de-frise on parapet of Fort Sumter. No. 3057. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. & H... more

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). Interior, showing remains of a casemate and other ruins

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter). Interior, showing remains of a cas...

Stereograph showing a fortified enclosure on the parapet, and gabions used as reinforcements inside Fort Sumter.

View from the parapet of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., with Charleston in the distance. Taken April 14, '65, on the occasion of the raising of the old flag

View from the parapet of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., with Charle...

Stereograph showing a view of the interior of Fort Sumter from the parapet. A group of cannons line the opposite side of the parapet. No. 3135. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title... more

[View of set up for raising the old flag at Fort Sumter, April 14, 1865

[View of set up for raising the old flag at Fort Sumter, April 14, 186...

Photograph shows men setting up the platform for the flag raising ceremony. Gabions line the interior walls and men stand on the parapet. No. 4386. Title devised by Library staff. Mounted with three other phot... more

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., looking south-east

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C., looking south-east

Stereograph showing cannon shells, rocks, debris, and gabion reinforcement retaining walls inside Fort Sumter. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. ... more

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