"Fort Sumter, Seen From the Rear, at Low Water." New York: Harper's Weekly. January 26, 1861. Wood engraving. 13 3/4 x 9.
A view of Fort Sumter just a few months before it was fired on and the Civil War began. This is where Major Robert Anderson consolidated his troops after South Carolina had demanded all federal forts in Charleston Harbor be turned over to them. The American flag proudly flies above the battlements. This image was drawn by an officer in Anderson's command. $40
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