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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina historical images
Fort Sumter, December 9th 1863, Interior view of Three Gun Battery
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Palmetto-tree, and old custom-house, at Charleston, South Carolina

Groups of people gathered near a palmetto tree in front of the old customs house in Charleston, South Carolina.

Interior of Secession Hall

Photograph showing the interior of St. Andrew's Hall, or Secession Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina.

View of Charleston, South Carolina

Photograph shows aerial view of Charleston including some ruined buildings.

Fort Johnson and Battery Gregg

Photograph of drawing shows soldiers rowing a boat in front of Fort Johnson and Battery Simpkins with Charleston in the background.

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in the distance

Photograph shows mounted guns with view of Fort Sumter in the background.

The Citadel cadets, of Charleston, South Carolina

Three cadets, posed nearly full-length portraits, wearing uniforms, facing front.

Ruins of Central Church

Photograph shows ruins of Circular Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

View taken in 1861

Photograph shows group of men at the entrance of Fort Sumter.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing showing the ruins of Fort Sumter with Confederate flag waving from Charleston Harbor.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing shows Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor with a boat sailing by. The Confederate flag waves above the fort.

Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Fort Sumter in distance

Photograph shows two mounted guns at the parapet inside Fort Johnson.

The secession movement--Entrance hall to an hotel at Charleston, South Carolina

Title page with illustration showing people in lobby of hotel, Charleston, S.C.

A Confederate picket post near Charleston, S.C., 1861

Photograph showing Confederate soldiers in front of two tents.

Federal prisoners captured at battle of Bull Run, Castle Pinkney [i.e. Pinckney], Charleston, S.C., August 1861

Photograph shows Confederate soldiers above watching Union prisoners below in the yard.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing showing ruins of Fort Sumter from Charleston Harbor with a Confederate flag waving on the left.

Ruins of Central Church

Photograph shows a man seated amidst the ruins inside the Circular Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows shell damaged buildings on Meeting Street with Hibernian Hall on the left. At far right is the St. John Hotel balcony.

Confederate flag flying. Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Anderson - interior view

Photograph shows the Confederate flag flying at Fort Sumter, on April 15, 1861, following the surrender of Major Anderson and his Union troops, documenting the beginning of the Civil War; troops prepare to load cannon.

Shell damage, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows shell damaged buildings on Meeting Street with Hibernian Hall on the left.

Fort Sumter, showing the effects of the bombardment by the artillery of the Army & Navy of the United States; while occupied by the rebels from April, 1861 to Feb., 1865

Copy photograph shows a photo of the damaged walls of Fort Sumter viewed by men on a nearby sandbar. The photo is mounted above a printed caption with Engineer Department noted on the left.

Central (i.e. Circular) Church, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows a man sitting, facing the ruins of the Circular Church.

Central (i.e. Circular) Church, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows aerial view of the ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall.

Hibernian Hall, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows shell damaged buildings on Meeting Street with Hibernian Hall on the left.

Principal church, Charleston

Drawing shows men, women and children walking past St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Broad Street in Charleston, South Carolina on the eve of the Civil War.

Federal prisoners captured at battle of Bull Run, Castle Pinkney [i.e. Pinckney], Charleston, S.C., August 1861

Photograph shows group from the 69th New York Infantry (Fighting 69th), some seated, others standing in the rear, facing front. A sign above the door, No. 7 Musical Hall, 444th Broadway.

Castle Pinkney [i.e. Pinckney], Charleston, S.C. August, 1861, interior view

Photograph shows Federal prisoners from Bull Run in the yard and Confederate guards on the parapet.

General McGowan addressing the Abbeville Volunteers in front of the Charleston Hotel / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston.

Large crowd of people and soldiers gathered in front of the Charleston Hotel to hear General McGowan's remarks.

Castle Pinckney

Photograph shows a cannon and cannon balls stacked in piles.

Confederate artillery near Charleston, S.C., 1861

Photograph showing Confederate soldiers around a cannon.

Roman Catholic Cathederal, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows Roman Catholic Cathederal of St. John and St. Finbar next to Dr. Gadsden's house damaged during the bombardment of Charleston.

Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Photograph showing the Confederate garrison and troops amidst the ruins of the interior of the fort.

Interior views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Photograph showing Confederate garrison cooking dinner amidst the ruins of the interior of the fort.

Home in Charleston, S.C.

Ruins of home in Charleston, South Carolina and another house in background.

Interior view of Fort Sumter in 1864 [i.e. 1863] taken by a Confederate photographer

Photo shows two soldiers standing on the ruins of a chimney after the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1863.

Stone blockade off Charleston

Ships loaded with stones and sunk to block entrance of harbor, Charleston, South Carolina.

Interior views of Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S.C., April, 1865

Photograph shows a mounted cannon with two men at the parapet.

Interior views of Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S.C., April, 1865

Photograph shows a stack of cannon balls by a brick wall.

Charleston, S.C. April 14, 1865. Flag-raising ceremony, with Brevet Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson and Henry Ward Beecher present

Photograph shows crowd at ceremony inside Fort Sumter watching the flag being raised.