Civil War Scenes of Fort Sumter

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 26, 1861

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Below we present a leaf from the January 26, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly. This leaf presents sketches of the interior of Fort Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War.  The sketches were made by soldiers in Major Anderson's Command, residing in Fort Sumter. (A note to our viewers.  We acquired this original 140+ year old illustration for the purpose of digitally archiving it on this site.  If you would like to acquire the original leaf, it is available for $150.  Your purchase allows to acquire more original material to post on this site)

 

 

 

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[JANUARY 26, 1861.

60

FORT SUMTER—THE CASEMATES: HOISTING A GUN.

FORT SUMTER—THE SALLY-PORT.

INTERIOR OF FORT SUMTER, FROM THE PARAPET.—DRAWN BY AN OFFICER OF MAJOR ANDERSON'S COMMAND.-[SEE PAGE 49.]

ters, my face toward the window, which, both from the darkness of the wood growing high up the mountain-side and the faint light of the declining moon, seemed only like an oblong of paler, purpler black than the shadowy room. How much I remembered from my one instantaneous glance before

 the candle went out, how much I saw as my eyes became accustomed to the darkness, I do not know; but even now, in my dreams, comes up that room of horror, distinct in its profound shadow. Amante could hardly have been gone a minute before I felt an additional gloom before the window,

and heard soft movements outside—soft, but resolute, and continued until the end was accomplished, and the window raised.

In mortal terror of people forcing an entrance at such an hour, and in such a manner as to leave no doubt of their purpose, I would have turned to fly

when first 1 heard the noise, only that I feared by any quick motion to catch their attention, as I also ran the danger of doing by opening the door, which was all but closed, and to whose handlings I was unaccustomed. Again, quick as lightning, I be-thought me of the hiding-place between the locked

GORGE OF FORT SUMTER—SALLY-PORT.—DRAWN BY AN OFFICER OF MAJOR ANDERSON'S COMMAND. [SEE PAGE 49. ]

Fort Sumter Artillery
Fort Sumter Sally Port
Interior of Fort Sumter in Civil War
Civil War Fort Sumter

 

 

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