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Charleston Museum Civil War Photographs

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Meeting Street
Meeting Street Caption: 'No.5. South Carolina Institute Hall--Charleston, S.C. This spacious and elegant Hall was situated on the east side of Meeting Street, between Queen and Cumberland Streets. It was begun in March, 1853, and finished in December, 1854. This Hall obtained great celebrity, especially in a national point of view. Being the most commodious Hall in the city, accommodating some twenty-five hundred persons on the main floor and gallery, it was selected as the place of meeting of the Democratic National Convention, which assembled in Charleston on Tuesday, the 24th of April, 1860...' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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Meeting Street
Meeting Street Caption: 'No.610--Ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall.' 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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Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Caption: 'War Views. No.207. The celebration at Fort Sumter, April 14, 1865. Arrival of the guests, Charleston Harbor.' Official re-raising of the American flag at Fort Sumter. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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Broad Street
Broad Street Caption: 'No.6. Ruins of St. Finbar's Cathedral, Charleston, S.C. These ruins can be seen at the corner of Broad and Friend Streets. It fell a prey to the terrible conflagration of December, 1861. The corner-stone was laid in August, 1852, and it was dedicated in April, 1854. It occupies the site of the old St. Finbar's, a wooden building..' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Caption: 'No.29. South angle of Fort Sumter after the War, Charleston, S.C. This picture represents the South Angle of Fort Sumter, after it had been subjected to a terrific bombardment, lasting through many weary months, from the Federal Batteries on Morris' Island...' Handwritten on reverse: Mch 26 1875. Geo & John hunting for a bum shell around the corner. O.J. Stough' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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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".
7.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Caption: 'No.606--Fort Sumpter (sic). The interior.' 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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Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Caption: 'War Views. No.212. East face of Fort Sumter from top of Palmetto Fortification, Charleston Harbor.' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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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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Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor Hand-tinted photograph measuring 9" X 7 1/4" that depicts the bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 12th, 1861. Shown in the image: Floating Battery, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, Gunboat Lady Dora and William Seabrook.
11.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Handwritten on reverse: '[South] east angle, Fort Sumter, 1865.' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
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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".
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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 is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
14.
Broad Street
Broad Street Caption: 'War Views. No.190. View on Broad Street--looking East, Charleston.' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
15.
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".
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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.
17.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Handwritten at bottom, front: 'North-western angle and western face of salient angle as seen from the terre-plain. Fort Sumter, S.C., April 15th, 1861.' Interior of Fort Sumter following the Union surrender to Confederate forces. This mounted image measures 9 1/4" X 7 1/4" overall.
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Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Terreplain of the Gorge--showing the guns in barbette. Fort Sumter, April 15th, 1861.' Photograph shows men in uniform sitting and standing around cannons. Two men in dark suits with top hats stand to the far left. Soldier to the left holds a tattered flag. Solder to the right stands on a cannon and holds a rifle in his hand. Evidence of bombardment, note the brick and rubble underfoot. This is a mounted image that measures 9" X 7 1/4" overall.
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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"".
20.
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".