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Description

The color lithograph depicts the siege of Fort Sumter, the battle that started the American Civil War. In the image, soldiers aim fire at Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie. Two cannons blast fire in the foreground. The South Carolina state flag stands on the bank of the water to the left of the image. The American flag can be see flying above Fort Sumter in the image's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861

Measurement

9 3/4 X 13 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

Recto, below image: PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES, FT. SUMTER. 152 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK. / CUMMINGS PT / BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER, CHARLESTON HARBOR. / FROM FORT MOULTRIE, 12TH & 13TH OF APRIL 1861.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Lithograph

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

5190

Digital ID

FVW_05190

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Bombardment of For Sumter, Charleston Harbor. From Fort Moultrie, 12th & 13th of April 1861.

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