Fort Moultrie

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“Siege of Charleston, S. C. Bombardment of Fort Moultrie and Batteries Bee and Beauregard by the monitors and Ironsides, September 7th-9th, 1863. The bombardment of Fort Moultrie and the batteries on Sullivan’s Island, on the 7th and 8th of September, was of the most determined and virgorous character, the Ironsides devoting herself to the fort, while the monitors paid their respects to Batteries Bee and Bearegard. Our artist gives a striking sketch as viewed from a favorable point. Moultrie House is seen on the extreme right, and next to it Moultrieville on fire, the dark smoke of the burning houses contrasting with the white puffs of smoke from the cannon thundering along the whole line. Behind the Irondsides is Fort Moultrie; the Confederate battery to the extreme left is Battery Bee; and nearly in front of it, the second in the line of monitors, is the stanch Weehawken, aground. A striking feature in this picture is the effect of the ricochet shot knocking up a series of jets d’eau."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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