Map of Charleston South Carolina
You are viewing an
original 1861 Civil War map of the area around Charleston, South
Carolina. It is from the January 19, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the
most popular illustrated newspaper of the day. Note that this is not a
reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This leaf was
printed on January 19, 1861, and this date is clearly marked on the top of
the print. On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was
president of the United States, and Southern States had seceded from the
This is a rare and
highly collectible map. The upper image on the leaf shows the city of
Charleston, and the surrounding area. It is captioned, "Map Showing the
Forts Islands, Etc. of the Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina". The map
shows a nice view of Charleston as it appeared at the opening of the Civil
War. Also pictured are the Cooper River, Ashley River, and the Main Ship
Channel in the Harbor. The map also includes Hog Island, Mount Pleasant,
Castle Pinekney, James Island, Fort Johnson, Morris Island, Fort Moultrie,
and Cumming's Point. Most importantly, in the center of the harbor, is
Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired.
illustration shows a nice view of Fort Johnson, Opposite Fort Sumter.
This shows a lots of detail on how the fort looked at the opening of the
civil war. Also pictured are a couple in a row boat in the harbor.
Several soldiers are pictured in the fort.