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Fort Sumter - December 9, 1863

Fort Sumter, December 9th 1863, View of South East Angle

 

Interior view of Fort Sumter having undergone considerable damage. Soldiers sitting amongst rubble, hauling sacks, and climbing a ladder. Ripped flag flying.

 

1 drawing on tan paper, title and inscriptions on separate piece of tan paper : black and brown ink ; 28.2 x 33.6 cm. image.

 

CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 January 7.

 

John Ross Key, 1832-1920, artist.

 

Signed lower left of image : J.R. Key Jan. 7 64.

 

Title inscribed on separate paper below image.

 

Inscribed in brown ink on separate piece of paper : Weldon N.C. April 27th 1864. Approved G.T. Beauregard Genl. Com[dr]. Charleston April 22 1864. Approved D.B. [Harris?] Col & Inf Engr.

 

Library of Congress page: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a17165

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Taken on April 11, 2008