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Discarded Confederate mortar at abandoned Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1865 (b / w photo)

Discarded Confederate mortar at abandoned Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1865 (b  /  w photo)


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Discarded Confederate mortar at abandoned Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1865 (b / w photo)

867775 Discarded Confederate mortar at abandoned Fort Johnson, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1865 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Heavy 10-inch seacoast mortar, deliberately abandoned in the shoreline sand by Fort Johnsons Confederate defenders, upon abandoning James Island to Union occupation during the closing stages of the Civil War; note the American flag flying at half-staff beyond the gun-positions, in mourning for the recent assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865. Image produced by combining a stereographic pair of wet-collodion glass negatives into a single wide photograph, cleaned and repaired. Original 1865 glass-negative attributable to either George N. Barnard or Samuel A. Cooley.); Battlefields in Motion, Ltd

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© Battlefields in Motion, Ltd. / Bridgeman Images

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This photograph captures a poignant scene from the aftermath of the American Civil War. The image showcases a discarded Confederate mortar at the abandoned Fort Johnson in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina in 1865. The heavy 10-inch seacoast mortar is deliberately left behind by Confederate defenders as they retreat from James Island to Union occupation. The photo also highlights an American flag flying at half-staff beyond the gun positions, symbolizing mourning for President Lincoln's recent assassination in April 1865. It serves as a reminder of the deep impact and sorrow that permeated throughout the nation during this turbulent period. Produced by combining stereographic glass negatives into a single wide photograph, this restored image reveals intricate details of fortifications such as revetments, embrasures, redoubts, and parapets. It offers viewers a glimpse into the field fortifications used during this time. The desolation and destruction are palpable in this print, showcasing both the iron remnants of war and nature reclaiming its space along Charleston Harbor's shoreline. This historic artifact provides valuable insight into one chapter of America's history - a visual testament to resilience amidst conflict. This piece was captured by an anonymous American photographer from the 19th century and now resides within a private collection. Its significance lies not only in its artistic value but also in its ability to transport us back to an era fraught with division yet striving towards unity once more.

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