Battery Meade – up close and in detail

When discussing Batteries Rosecrans and Meade earlier, I held off detailed analysis of Battery Meade photographs.  Let me catch up using a digital copy of a photo of Battery Meade from the Hagley Museum and Library, Haas & Peale collection: The photographer took this standing to the left rear of the battery, about where theContinue reading “Battery Meade – up close and in detail”

Looking at the Parallels on Morris Island from the Photographer’s lens

Yesterday I closed with this crop out of a larger photo: That crop is from a photo, digitized in the Library of Congress Collection (Reproduction Number LC-DIG-cwpb-04722), captioned “Morris Island, South Carolina. First Parallel“: We can fix the location from which the photographer was standing as near the Beacon House, looking north along Morris Island.Continue reading “Looking at the Parallels on Morris Island from the Photographer’s lens”

Batteries Rosecrans and Meade: 100-pdr breaching batteries on the second parallel

On July 28, 1863, Major Thomas Brooks received orders to place five 6.4-inch, or 100-pdr, Parrotts in positions to bombard Fort Sumter: About 10 p.m. I received at the front, through Lieut. Henry M. Bragg, aide-de-camp, an order from the general commanding, “to make my arrangements for five 100-pounder Parrott rifles in the second parallel.”Continue reading “Batteries Rosecrans and Meade: 100-pdr breaching batteries on the second parallel”