Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Battery Marion, November 4, 1863.

November 4, 2013

Miscellaneous document sources,Paintings of Conrad Wise Chapman

Battery Marion, November 4, 1863 by Conrad Wise Chapman

Painting by Conrad Wise Chapman.

This battery only had one gun and was close to Fort Moultrie.  Forts Sumter and Johnson are seen in the distance.  Near the palm tree was an old hotel – the Moseley House. A gun boat is out in the bay; and a shell can be seen bursting over Fort Sumter; the more shells that struck Sumter, the more impregnable it became, as their only effect was to level it and make it harder to take.” – Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

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