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Horatio Gates to Thomas Sumter, November 26, 1780

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Sumter, March 24, 1801

Sumter District, South Carolina /

Fort Sumter South Carolina, 1860 (Map)

Sumter, 61

Major [Robert] Anderson's command at Fort Sumter

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

Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

Ft. Sumter, the day after its first bombardment

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

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

The housetops in Charleston during the bombardment of Sumter

The prayer at Sumter, December 27, 1860

The flag of Fort Sumter

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.

Sumter Light Guards, Company K, 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. April 1861

Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, [April 14, 1861] (Requests Fort Sumter messenger)

Sumter

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

[Fort Sumter]

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.

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

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

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

[Fort Sumter]

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

Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April, 1864.

Plan of Andersonville Prison, Sumter Co., Georgia.

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

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

The old flag again, waves over Sumter

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

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

Ft. Sumter view from parapet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, Tuesday, March 28, 1865 (Fort Sumter ceremony and James E. Yeatman)

View of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., taken from the sand bar

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

The light house of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C. Morris Island in the distance

The Sumter running the blockade of St. Pierre, Martinique, by the enemy's ship, "Iroquois," on the 23d. Nov. 1861 / lith. by Hoen & Co. Balto.

Andersonville Prison, Camp Sumter, Ga., as it appeared August 1st 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war / drawn from memory by Thomas O'Dea, late private Co. E. 16th Regt. Maine Infi. Vols ; on stone by T. J. S. Landis.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Statesburg and her church. The following are copies of two interesting old documents found among the family archives of the late Col. John B. Moore of Statesburg, S. C. and through the courtesy of his son, Mr. J. Singleton Moore of Sumter, S. C.

Sumter Avenue, Summerville, S.C.

Fort Sumpter [i.e. Sumter] from the battery, Charleston, S.C.

Col. Sumter Smith (left) & Tom Hardin (right) Air Safety Board

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT INSPECTS LOCATION FOR WASHINGTON'S NEW AIRPORT. GRAVELY POINT, VA. NOVEMBER 19. WORK ON THE 9,886,561 DOLLAR AIRPORT AT GRAVELY POINT STARTED TODAY WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AS CHIEF WATCHER. GOING OVER THE PLANS OF THE AIRPORT ARE L TO R: COL. SUMTER SMITH, CHIEF OF THE AIR SAFETY BOARD; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; EBERT K. BURLEW, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR; AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY CHARLES EDISON

Chaplain George W. Williams, addressing students at a Negro elementary school in Indianapolis. Chaplain Williams comes from Sumter, South Carolina, where his father is a minister. U.S. Army chaplain school, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Chaplain George W. Williams, addressing students at a Negro elementary school in Indianapolis. Chaplain Williams comes from Sumter, South Carolina, where his father is a minister

The National Park Service devotes a portion of the Andersonville Prison grounds to a depiction of the despicable camp, which the Confederates called "Camp Sumter" in Andersonville, Georgia

Brookland Plantation House, Old Charleston Road (State Route 261), Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Marshton Plantation House, Camden Road, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Milford Plantation, Spring House, Wedgefield-Rimini Road, Pinewood, Sumter County, SC

Lunsford-French-Timmerman General Store, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

William Webb Farm, Commissary, State Highway 3/U.S. highway 19, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site & Preservation District, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Smiling Peanut, South Side of Highway 49, Plains, Sumter County, GA

William Webb Farm, Smokehouse, State Highway 3/U.S. highway 19, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Members of Civil Aeronautics Authority inspect latest aid to airplane pilots. Washington, D.C., Oct. 10. An instrument which gives airplane pilots their height above the ground over which the plane is flying was demonstrated today to members of the Civil Aeronautics Authority by officials of the Western Electric Co. and the United Airlines. Claimed to be the first successful altimeter showing terrain clearance, the new device operates by radio, using the shortest wave ever employed for aviation, officials of the companies stated. In the photograph, left to right: Col. Sumter Smith, Peter C. Sandrette, Supt. of the United Airline's communication laboratory who was in charge of the demonstration; and Thomas Hardin. Smith and Hardin are members of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, 10/10/38

Ross Dean Funeral Home, Main Street between Bond & Hudson Streets, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Ramsey House, Wedgefield, Sumter County, SC

Borough House, Hooper Tombs, State Route 261 & Garners Ferry Road, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Needwood Plantation House, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Homefield, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Cabin, Sumter, Sumter County, SC

Washington gets a new airport. Washington, D.C., Oct. 27. After showing the President the plans for the new Gravely Point Airport, Chairman Edward J. Noble of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, center, and Col. Sumter Smith, Chairman of the Air Safety Board, right, explain to White house correspondents, the workings of the new airport, 10/27/38

Milford Plantation, Stables, Wedgefield-Rimini Road, Pinewood, Sumter County, SC

Oliver-McDonald Company, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Milford Plantation, Entrance Gateway, Wedgefield-Rimini Road, Pinewood, Sumter County, SC

Borough House School Road (Cabin), Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

The Oaks, Stateburg-Wedgefield Road, Stateburg, Sumter County, SC

Plains Bank, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Railey-Hall, Barn, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Milford Plantation, Water Tower, Wedgefield-Rimini Road, Pinewood, Sumter County, SC

Oliver-French-Shields Company, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Forrester General Store, Hudson & Main Streets, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Major Robt. Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter

Filling Station, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Filling Station, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Filling Station, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Cotton Gin, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

Cotton Gin, State Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 at Croxton Cross Road, Sumter, Sumter County, GA

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL

St. James' Episcopal Church, Spring & Monroe Streets, Livingston, Sumter County, AL