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Charleston Museum Civil War Photographs

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21.
Arsenal
Arsenal Handwritten on reverse: 'Arsenal gate, Charleston, So. Ca.' View of the gate to Charleston Arsenal (at 167 Ashley Ave). Four men in uniform stand just inside gate. Door to the building can be seen center in the distance. There are children in the foreground, two are standing near a wooden tricycle at left. The Arsenal was constructed in 1841. Seized by the Confederates in December 1860, it was held by them throughout the war until 1865. In 1866, the federal government used the site as a Federal Military Reservation, but in 1879 the Arsenal was closed. This image was likely taken as part of the photographic survey done in 1865 but could have been taken at any time until 1879. This image measures 3 1/4" X 4".
22.
Arsenal
Arsenal Handwritten on reverse: 'Arsenal, Charleston, So. Ca.' The Arsenal was constructed in 1841. Seized by the Confederates in December 1860, it was held by them throughout the war until 1865. In 1866, the federal government used the site as a Federal Military Reservation, but in 1879 the Arsenal was closed. This image was likely taken as part of the photographic survey done in 1865 but could have been taken at any time until 1879. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
23.
Virginia
Virginia Handwritten on reverse: 'Camp [Hamilton] near Fortress Monroe, Va.' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
24.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Handwritten on reverse: 'East [slope] of Ft Sumter. [War Views #] 602.' Date assumed to be 1865. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
25.
East Bay Street
East Bay Street Handwritten on reverse: 'Northeastern R.R. station, Charleston, S.C. after explosion of 1865.' This is a carte-de-visite that measures 2 1/2" X 4".
26.
Folly Island
Folly Island Handwritten on reverse: 'This is my store house on Folly Island SC. Lieut. D.C. Brown, RQM [Regimental Quarter Master] Vol Engs [186].' This is a carte-de-visite that measures 2 1/2" X 4".
27.
Folly Island
Folly Island Handwritten on reverse: 'This is my tent on Folly Island. Lieut D.C. Brown, RQM [Regimental Quarter Master] Vol Engs 186.' This is a carte-de-visite that measures 2 1/2" X 4".
28.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Image of the wall at Fort Sumter showing cannons, two men in uniform and another in a top hat. Taken April 15, 1861 [directly after the Federal surrender of the Fort to Confederate forces]. This is a mounted image that measures 7 1/2" X 91/2" overall.
29.
unknown
unknown Image shows partially demolished buildings. Rubble piled on the ground to the side and at the front. Assumed to be Charleston but location is unknown. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
30.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Interior of Fort Sumter during the War, showing the destruction after the bombardment including the broken flag pole. To the left, in the background, men are removing rubble in wheelbarrows. This image is similar to a cabinet card but slightly larger, measuring 5 1/2"" X 8 1/2"".
31.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Seven men sit among rubble and cannon. Most of the men appear to be in a military uniform - likely Confederate. Fort is, at least, two-stories with regular arched openings. [Appears to be Fort Sumter after the Federal surrender in April 1861.] This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
32.
Broad Street
Broad Street View of the ruins of St. Finbar's Cathedral, corner of Broad and Legare Streets [where St. John's Cathedral now stands]. Destruction is from the fire of December 1861. Handwritten on reverse: 'A.A. Campbell, Charleston, S.C. March 5. 1868.' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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