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View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina


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View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

867773 View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, April 1865 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: View from atop the rampart of Fort Moultrie on SullivanAs Island, South Carolina, a few weeks after having been abandoned by its last Confederate defenders during the closing stages of the Civil War. A 32-pounder gun with a 6.5-inch bore, banded and rifled and with a split-jaw cascabel, sits on a front-pintle barbette-carriage in the foreground, with an empty strapped-shell resting against the breast-height wall to its left. Desolate Confederate fortifications stretch away eastward along the beachfront, to the open ocean in the distance; note the palmettos and damaged dwellings. One of a stereographic pair of wet-collodion glass negatives, probably attributable to George N. Barnard, cleaned and repaired.); Battlefields in Motion, Ltd.; American, out of copyright

Media ID 22738814

© Battlefields in Motion, Ltd. / Bridgeman Images

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This photograph captures the desolate beauty of an abandoned Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Taken in April 1865, just weeks after its last Confederate defenders had left during the closing stages of the Civil War, this image offers a glimpse into a moment frozen in time. From atop the rampart of Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, we see a panoramic view stretching eastward along the beachfront. The fortifications stand as silent witnesses to past battles, their once formidable presence now reduced to ruins. In the foreground sits a 32-pounder gun with a banded and rifled bore, serving as a reminder of the military might that once protected these shores. The scene is hauntingly beautiful yet melancholic. Palmettos sway gently in the breeze while damaged dwellings bear witness to past conflicts. As our gaze extends towards the open ocean in the distance, one can't help but wonder about all that has transpired within these walls. This remarkable photograph is part of Battlefields in Motion's private collection and showcases American Photographer's skill at capturing historical moments through his lens. It serves as both a testament to our nation's turbulent history and an invitation for reflection on how far we have come since those days. As we admire this print from Fine Art Finder by Bridgeman Images, let us remember that even amidst destruction and abandonment, there is always hope for renewal and growth.

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