Bombardment Of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 12th & 13th Of April, 1861

Date:
1861
Creator:
Currier and Ives
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0069
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
Courtesy, Chicago Historical Society
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Cutaway View Of Fort Sumter

Date:
1860
Creator:
National Park Service

This cutaway version of Fort Sumter shows what it would have looked like on the eve of the Civil War. The fort was built to hold three tiers of guns with two casemated levels and one open parapet level. When Federal troops occupied the fort in December, 1860 the place was still a construction site "filled with building materials, guns, carriages, shot, shell, derricks, timbers, blocks and tackle, and coils of rope in great confusion." The soldiers began the work of mounting guns and bricking up embrasures against a threatened Confederate attack.

Location:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Confederate Frame Torpedo

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0070
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Signal Cannon From Fort Sumter

Date:
1861
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0066
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Surgical Kit

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0061
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Samuel Crawford

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0060
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Genesis Of The Civil War

Date:
1887
Creator:
Crawford, Samuel
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Charles Webster & Co.
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

First Blood: The Story Of Fort Sumter

Date:
1957
Creator:
Swanberg, W. A.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Charles Scribner Sons
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Storm Flag

Date:
c. 1860

After the garrison flag (see previous flag) that was flying over Fort Sumter had ripped, soldiers raised this smaller storm flag in its place.

Description (physical):

8' x 14'

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0007
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument