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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 13, 1861

The April 13, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly features news of the Civil War with important content on slavery and Abraham Lincoln. Newspaper thumbnails will take you to a large, readable version of that page.

 

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APRIL 13, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

237

VIEW OF THE BOAT-HOUSE AND LANDING AT FORT PICKENS, FLORIDA.—[FROM A SKETCH BY AN OFFICER OF LIEUTENANT SLEMMER'S COMMAND.]

BOAT-HOUSE AND LANDING
AT FORT DICKENS.

WE publish herewith, from sketches kindly sent us by officers of Lieutenant Slemmer's command, a view of one of the ten flank casemate batteries at Fort Pickens, and a view of the boat-house at which all the interviews between the Secessionist leaders and the United States forces are held. One of our correspondents writes :

"FORT PICKENS, FLORIDA, March 15, 1861.

" Inclosed please find a drawing representing the Landing and Boat-house of Fort Pickens, Florida.

This is the first and most familiar object that meets the visitor's eyes on coming to the fort, as it is the point where all must come who visit the island, and besides, as you come into the harbor, it is the only object that breaks the monotony of the beach for miles.

" On the left is the Quarantine Point, about seven miles distant. This is a projection from the main land. Pensacola lies across a bay to the left of the Quarantine. The central opening in the distant shore is the continuation of Pensacola Harbor to the eastward. The point on the right is 'Fair Point,' and at its base is an old Spanish fort, concealed

by the boat-house. I will send you a sketch of it in a few days.

" The sentinel, at the moment I immortalized him, was watching the minnows.

" No strangers or secessionist friends are allowed to land at any point but this wharf. Here all interviews are held, and here Lieutenant Slemmer was thrice summoned to surrender—twice by Major Chase, in command of the united secession forces. The interviews on this wharf are frequent, and it was only yesterday that I met an old comrade who served with me in the Florida War, but who is now aid to Bragg : while the day before I met the embassador

from Bragg, and recognized a former class-mate at West Point. Both are serving the secessionists, and came with letters from their commanders. We took a friendly glass while sitting on the wharf, and renewed assurances."

LOST!

A PARTING glance round the office, to assure himself all desks, closets, and iron safes are properly secured for time night, and the solicitor's confidential clerk locks up, and prepares for home.

ONE OF THE TEN CASEMATE BATTERIES AT FORT PICKENS, FLORIDA.—[DRAWN BY AN OFFICER OF LIEUTENANT SLEMMER'S COMMAND]

Fort Pickens boat house
Inside Fort Pickens

 

 

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