Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Item Info

Item No: pdca00034
Title: Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

HMI Civil War 1


Image shows Confederate batteries opening fire on Fort Sumter. A large flag is flying on the battlements. In the foreground, soldiers are loading and firing the large guns. Cannon balls are stacked against the wall. In the distance lies Fort Sumter shrouded in smoke.


Published in Samuel Mosheim Schmucker's "A History of the Civil War.." 1863

Creation Year: ca. 1863
Creator Name: Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906 - Engraver
Schell, Frederic B. - Artist