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Fort Sumter from the East

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137.081 Author/Creator: Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 stereocard

S. T. Souder, Charleston, S. C., publisher. Shows the face of the fort, heavily damaged by the shelling. Caption: "A View of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C., from the East. This picture of Fort Sumter gives a good view of the Eastern, or sea face, of Fort Sumter, with the Light House situated on the Northeast corner. The wood work on the outside, having the appearance of a wharf, was erected by the Confederate authorities for the purpose of holding the sand bags which were used to resist the fire from the Monitors and other naval vessels on this portion of the Fort. This outside work was built of Palmetto logs, a portion of which can be seen at the present time.

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