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Fort Sumter Historic Images
Fort Sumter Parade Ground
The Fort Sumter parade ground prior to the 12-13 April 1861 bombardment. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on February 16, 1861. Maj. Anderson had mounted a 10-inch Columbiad as a mortar.
Engraving of the 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter
This is a print of an engraving from 1863 depicting the April 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter.
Major Anderson Moves From Moultrie To Sumter
Major Robert Anderson moved his 85-man garrison from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter on the night of December 26, 1861.
Fort Sumter before the First Shot
An image of Fort Sumter before the 12-13 April 1861 battle from the direction of Fort Johnson.
Union Officers at Fort Sumter
Union Officers at Fort Sumter during the 12-13 April 1861 battle, from Harper's Weekly.
Fort Sumter from the Battery
A view of the battle of Fort Sumter from the Charleston Battery.
Fort Sumter, August 1863
Fort Sumter in August 1863, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.