Civil War Pictures
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Robert E. Lee Portrait
RUNNER, THE SWIFTEST CRAFT OF HER DAY
With the regularity of express trains,
swift vessels like this one left Nassau and Bermuda and traveled direct for
their destination, timed to arrive in the night. So great were the profits of
blockade running that in some cases one successful voyage out and back would
more than repay the owners for the loss of the vessel. Under these circumstances
it can be easily seen that men were tempted to take risks that ordinarily they
A CHARLESTON VOLUNTEER COMPANY AT
DRILL UNDER THE WALLS OF CASTLE PINCKNEY
In pipe-clayed cross belts and white
gloves, with all their accoutrements bright and shining, here we see a volunteer
company of young Confederates standing at "Present Arms" and posing before the
camera. The four officers standing in front of the line are Captain C. E.
Chichester, Lieutenant E. John White, Lieutenant B. M. Walpole and Lieutenant R.
C. Gilchrist. Gilchrist is curving his Damascus scimitar—a blade so finely
tempered that its point would bend back to form a complete loop.