Fort Sumter in April of 1861

When Confederate forces attacked the Union garrison at Fort Sumter, near Charleston, the fort sustained significant interior damage.

This photo, by Osborn & Durbec, depicts the fort's interior as it appeared in April of 1861. The image is maintained at the Library of Congress where it has this description:

Interior of Fort Sumter in April 1861 after its surrender by U.S. garrison.

The Library's curators tell us that although the photo was taken in April of 1861, it wasn't printed until sometime between 1880 and 1889.

Click on the image for a full-page view.

Media Credits

Photo by Osborn & Durbec; online via Library of Congress. Reproduction number  LC-DIG-ppmsca-35430 (digital file from original item). Public domain due to lapsed copyright.


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