The South Carolina ClipArt gallery includes 91 illustrations related to the Palmetto State.

Color illustration of a 13 Star United States flag. The original 13 stars represent the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. This flag was in use from June 14, 1777 until May 1, 1795.

13 Star United States Flag, 1776

Color illustration of a 13 Star United States flag. The original 13 stars represent the states of Delaware,…

Black line illustration of a 13 Star United States flag. The original 13 stars represent the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. This flag was in use from June 14, 1777 until May 1, 1795.

13 Star United States Flag, 1776

Black line illustration of a 13 Star United States flag. The original 13 stars represent the states…

The headquarters of Major Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, South Carolina during the American Civil War.

Major Anderson's Headquarters

The headquarters of Major Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, South Carolina during the American Civil War.

At the time this picture was drawn the handsome arsenal of the government of Charleston, South Carolina, was an object of great interest. An immense amount of ammunition was stored there, and raids upon it were expected at any moment. It was watched and guarded with great care by detachments of the Washington Light Infantry. It was afterward seized by the State authorities on December 28, 1860.

United States Arsenal at Charleston

At the time this picture was drawn the handsome arsenal of the government of Charleston, South Carolina,…

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

Beach

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

(--1815) American Patriot who helped troops in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

Rebecca Brewton

(--1815) American Patriot who helped troops in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

"Sherman's 'Bummers' foraging in South Carolina. Our artist sent us with this sketch of 'Bummers Foraging' a graphic account of their <em>modus operandi</em>. He wrote: 'These active and unscrupulous fellows generally started out every morning mounted on very mean horseflesh, and, as a general rule, they always came back very well mounted, with the animals they rode in the morning laden, even to breaking down, with all the good things of this world. In one place in South Carolina they came to a large plantation owned by a leading Confederate named Fitzgerald. Here the Federal soldiers found, buried in various out-of-the-way places, an immense quantity of gold and silver plate, of the aggregate value of over $70,000; here they also found a large quantity of the finest Madeira wine, which had been stowed away in the old gentleman's wine cellar for nearly thirty years. Indeed, as a general thing, it may be said that the brave fellows had plenty of good wine to drink on their memorable march through Georgia and South Carolina.'"— Frank Leslie, 1896

Bummers

"Sherman's 'Bummers' foraging in South Carolina. Our artist sent us with this sketch of 'Bummers Foraging'…

(1782-1850) Seventh vice-president and first vice-president born as a United States citizen.

John C. Calhoun

(1782-1850) Seventh vice-president and first vice-president born as a United States citizen.

A portrait of John C. Calhoun, one of the leading United States Southern politicians and philosopher from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. Calhoun was an advocated for states' rihgts, limited government, and nullification. He was the first Vice President born as a U.S. citizen.

John C. Calhoun

A portrait of John C. Calhoun, one of the leading United States Southern politicians and philosopher…

John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a leading United States Southern politician and political philosopher from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.

John Caldwell Calhoun

John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a leading United States Southern politician…

The state banner of South Carolina, the palmetto state.

South Carolina

The state banner of South Carolina, the palmetto state.

An illustration of Magnolia Cemetery located in Charleston, South Carolina. Approximately 35,000 people are buried at Magnolia Cemetery, 2,200 of which are Civil War Veterans.  Included in that number are five Confederate generals and fourteen signers of the Ordinance of Succession.

Magnolia Cemetery

An illustration of Magnolia Cemetery located in Charleston, South Carolina. Approximately 35,000 people…

"Seacoast operations against Charleston- brilliant dash and capture of Confederate rifle pits and prisoners by the Federal troops on James Island, S. C., February 9th, 1865."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Charleston

"Seacoast operations against Charleston- brilliant dash and capture of Confederate rifle pits and prisoners…

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

Charleston During the Civil War

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Charleston Harbor

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"The advance upon Charleston, S. C.- pioneer movement- landing of the One Hundredth New York Volunteers upon Cole's Island, March 28th, 1863. On the morning of the 28th of March, 1863, the One Hundredth New York Volunteers, Colonel G. B. Danby, landed on Cole's Island, at the foot of James Island, nine miles from Charleston. This regiment was part of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and may be considered the pioneer of the grand expedition against Charleston. A reconnoissance of the island disclosed a Confederate battery near the end of the causeway that leads from Cole's Island to James Island, and also evidences of numerous concealed works on Folly and James Islands, where the Confederates had gathered a very large force. We will briefly describe the topography of this scene of action. John's Island is to the southwest of James Island, and may be said to include Seabrook and Cole's Island, which are only separated from it by a sort of marshy bayou, which at times is almost emptied of water."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Advance upon Charleston

"The advance upon Charleston, S. C.- pioneer movement- landing of the One Hundredth New York Volunteers…

A view of the historic city Charleston in South Carolina.

Charleston, S.C.

A view of the historic city Charleston in South Carolina.

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Palmetto Tree in Charleston, S.C.

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Siege of Charleston- the doomed city fired by Gillmore's explosive shells from Fort Putnam, January 3rd, 1864."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Siege of Charleston

"Siege of Charleston- the doomed city fired by Gillmore's explosive shells from Fort Putnam, January…

An illustration of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

Charleston, South Carolina

An illustration of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

An illustration of the ruins of St. Finbar located in Charleston, SC.

Church Ruins

An illustration of the ruins of St. Finbar located in Charleston, SC.

"Street banner in Charleston, before the Civil War began."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Civil War banner

"Street banner in Charleston, before the Civil War began."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Colonial Gate

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Appearance of the prison pen at Columbia, S. C., on the arrival of Sherman's army."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Prison Pen at Columbia

"Appearance of the prison pen at Columbia, S. C., on the arrival of Sherman's army."— Frank Leslie,…

The United States Custom House in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Custom House in Charleston

The United States Custom House in Charleston, South Carolina.

Monument to Johann von Robaii, Baron de Kalb a German soldier and volunteer who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Baron de Kalb's Monument

Monument to Johann von Robaii, Baron de Kalb a German soldier and volunteer who served as a major general…

A street in Charleston after the earthquake in 1886.

Earthquake

A street in Charleston after the earthquake in 1886.

On August 31, 1886, Charleston was nearly destroyed by an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale that was felt as far away as Boston and Bermuda.

Results of the Earthquake in Charleston S.C., Aug. 31, 1886

On August 31, 1886, Charleston was nearly destroyed by an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale…

"Eutaw Spring, where there was a conflict during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

Eutaw Spring

"Eutaw Spring, where there was a conflict during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

"Fort on Fenwick's Island, South Edisto River, S. C."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Fenwick's Island

"Fort on Fenwick's Island, South Edisto River, S. C."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Fissures produced by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886.

Fissures

Fissures produced by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886.

A floating battery at Charleston, SC.

Floating Battery at Charleston

A floating battery at Charleston, SC.

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

Attack on Fort Moultrie

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

Fort Sumter before the Civil War.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter before the Civil War.

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.

Fort Sumter

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at…

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. Pictured here is Fort Sumter following the bombardment in 1864.

Inside the Walls of Fort Sumter

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at…

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. Pictured here is Fort Sumter following the bombardment in 1864.

Fort Sumter in 1864

The fort is best known as the site where the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at…

"United States General Hospital, Hilton Head, S. C., exterior. The United States General Hospital at Hilton Head, S. C., was built very strongly of wood, and really had somewhat of an architectural appearance. It was about four hundred feet long, and had excellent accommodation for about five hundred patients. On the right hand of the hospital is the chief doctor's residence. Hilton Head, which is a very beautiful, fertile spot, was owned principally by General Drayton, who cultivated there that celebrated cotton known as Sea Island. The woods, which principally consist of orange, palmetto, pine and dwarf oaks, commence at about a mile from the sea. "— Frank Leslie, 1896

General Hospital Exterior

"United States General Hospital, Hilton Head, S. C., exterior. The United States General Hospital at…

"United States General Hospital, Hilton Head, S. C., interior. The United States General Hospital at Hilton Head, S. C., was built very strongly of wood, and really had somewhat of an architectural appearance. It was about four hundred feet long, and had excellent accommodation for about five hundred patients. On the right hand of the hospital is the chief doctor's residence. We also publish a view of one of the wards, taken shortly after the battle of James Island, where so many Federals fell- either killed or wounded. Hilton Head, which is a very beautiful, fertile spot, was owned principally by General Drayton, who cultivated there that celebrated cotton known as Sea island. The woods, which principally consist of orange, palmetto, pine and dwarf oaks, commence at about a mile from the sea."— Frank Leslie, 1896

General Hospital Interior

"United States General Hospital, Hilton Head, S. C., interior. The United States General Hospital at…

"The 'Grand Skedaddle' of the inhabitants from Charleston, S. C., when threatened by an attack from the Federal troops. When General Brannan made his daring and successful dash upon the railroad between Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie the terror both in Savannah and Charleston was very great. Despite the fact that General Beauregard with thirty thousand troops was stationed midway between the cities a restless desire for flight took possession of thousands, and for three days the roads to the interior were crowded with as miscellaneous a group as that which marched into Noah's ark. Lieutenant Kirby, of the Forty-seventh Massachusetts Regiment, being then a prisoner, had an excellent opportunity of sketching this motley stream of humanity. But our sketch renders all further description unnecessary."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Grand Skedaddle

"The 'Grand Skedaddle' of the inhabitants from Charleston, S. C., when threatened by an attack from…

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

Wade Hampton

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

Sergeant Hart at Fort Sumter

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Thomas Hayward, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

"Expedition to Port Royal- Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., by the Federal forces under General Sherman, 1861-2. Our illustration of the Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., embrace the following points of interest: Commissary's Quarters, built by the Confederates; Post Sutler's, built by the Confederates; Camp of the Eighth Main Regiment; butcher's yard; Camp of the Third New Hampshire regiment; Camp of the Forty-eighth New York regiment; Camp of the Forty-seventh New York regiment; Provost Marshal Major Beard's quarters and Provost Marshal's guard; General Viele's headquarter's; General Sherman's headquarters; Captain Pothouse's (Assistant Adjutant-general) headquarters; lodging house, built by the Confederates; bakery; unfinished building; Captain Saxton's office, and other Government offices, formerly Generals Drayton and Wright's headquarters." —Leslie, 1896

Hilton Head

"Expedition to Port Royal- Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., by the Federal forces…

"Expedition to Port Royal- Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., by the Federal forces under General Sherman, 1861-2. Our illustration of the Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., embrace the following points of interest: Signal Station for telegraphing to beaufort, Bay Point, etc; post office, formerly old confederate barn; Captan Hascell's office and storehouses; old Confederate building; storehouse for ammunition; unfinished dwelling; boxes filled with shot and shell; heavy shot; temporary wharf; siege gun-carriages; building permanent wharf; heavy columbiads; armories department, and part of the stone fleet. This sketch cannot fail to be generally interesting, more especially to those who had friends or relatives in this expedition, or participated in it themselves. The buildings were unpleasantly significant to the secessionists that the Federal troops had come to stay." —Leslie, 1896

Hilton Head

"Expedition to Port Royal- Government buildings erected on Hilton Head, S. C., by the Federal forces…

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Hospital

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

House

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

"Repulse of the Confederates at James Island, near Charleston, S. C., June 10th, 1862, in the attempt to capture the pickets of General Wright's division. Our correspondent wrote: "General Benham conceived the design of making a dash across James Island and taking Fort Johnson by surprise. After due deliberation General Hunter agreed to his plan, and troops were transported from Port Royal and taken up Stono River, which was occupied by our gunboats. Two camps were formed on the shore of James Island, about two miles apart, one commanded by General Stevens, and the other by General Wright. Between these camps and Charleston a large force of Confederates, said to be eight thousand men, under command of Colonel Lamar, was stationed to check the advance of the Federals. The advance of this force held possession of a powerful earthwork, about two miles from the Federal camp. The first collision between the hostile forces took place on the 4th of June, in which the Confederates captured about twenty of our men. Later in the day we drove them from their position, and captured a battery of four guns. Things remained quiet until the 10th, when a reconnoissance in force was made for the purpose of advancing our picket lines and taking an earthern fort the Confederates had erected at a place called Secessionville, whose guns threw their shells into our camps, and even into the river where the gunboats were lying, while they were beyond our range. On the afternoon of the 10th the Confederates attacked General Wright's pickets, and were repulsed with heavy loss, our loss being very slight."" —Leslie, 1896

James Island

"Repulse of the Confederates at James Island, near Charleston, S. C., June 10th, 1862, in the attempt…

David F. Jamison (1810-1864) was one of the founders of the Citadel and was elected president of the South Carolina secession convention in 1860.

David F. Jamison

David F. Jamison (1810-1864) was one of the founders of the Citadel and was elected president of the…

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

Monument on King's Mountain

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

"Marion and Lee could see the light of his camp-fires on the hills in the west. Whatever was done must be done quickly. But what could they do? They had no cannon; and even if they had, they could not batter down the fort; but a bright thought came to Colonel Mahan - to build a tower which would overlook the fortification. As soon as night came, all the axes in the camp were in use. The British could hear the choppers, and wondered what was going on; but they were astonished in the morning when they saw a tower high than the fort, and a swarm of men on the top firing through loop-holes, and picking off their rifles every man who showed his head above the parapet ... Before noon the Americans were in possession of the fort, and all its supplies."&mdash;Coffin, 1879

Marion and Lee Capturing Fort Watson

"Marion and Lee could see the light of his camp-fires on the hills in the west. Whatever was done must…

The residence of Francis Marion in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Marion's Residence

The residence of Francis Marion in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Arthur Middleton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

"The morning detail of the Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers going to work on the Hilton Head Fortifications. The morning detail of a regiment going to work on the fortifications was rather a merry and a peculiar sight. Instead of rifles and cannon, the heroes were armed with shovels, hoes, spades, pickaxes and trowels, while their train of artillery was a battery of wheelbarrows. Above all the troubles, ravages and cares of a campaign rose that indomitable cheerfulnes and willingness so characteristic of the American."— Frank Leslie, 1896

morning detail

"The morning detail of the Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers going to work on the Hilton Head Fortifications.…

"Heroic conduct of Lieutenant Colonel Morrison, Seventy-Ninth New York Highlanders, on the parapet of the Tower Battery, James Island, S. C." —Leslie, 1896

Lieutenant Colonel Morrison

"Heroic conduct of Lieutenant Colonel Morrison, Seventy-Ninth New York Highlanders, on the parapet of…

(1730-1805) Soldier and governor of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary war.

William Moultrie

(1730-1805) Soldier and governor of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary war.

(1730-1805) Governor of South Carolina and soldier in the Revolution

William Moultrie

(1730-1805) Governor of South Carolina and soldier in the Revolution

First Governor of South Carolina

William Moultrie

First Governor of South Carolina