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

Palmetto Battery.

May 8, 2013

Library of Congress,Miscellaneous document sources

Confederate artillery near Charleston

Confederate artillery near Charleston, S.C.

Photographer: George Smith Cook.

Caption log entry for no. 10358: Palmetto Battery, near Charleston, S.C. Photo by Cook.

Library of Congress image.


(In 1863, Cook) took family and studio and left Charleston to relocate “in a place safe from military action. He chose a site near the state capital, Columbia, where there would be no danger of invasion by sea. .. By the morning of February 19, 1865 the city was a mass of smoldering ruins. .. Cook’s temporary gallery was in the path of the flames and all of his equipment, his work and his records were destroyed. .. [Source: Geo. S. Cook – Studios]

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