Flags over Fort Sumter… in their new locations

My spring break vacation was great.  How was yours? We managed to mix in several stops at historical sites in addition to some “sporty” venues.  Our ultimate destination was Florida. The logical driving break was Charleston, South Carolina, and we allocated time there.  The aide-de-Camp, like me, has a special affinity for Fort Sumter.  WeContinue reading “Flags over Fort Sumter… in their new locations”

Fort Johnson Photo Analysis, Part X: Structure of the fort from the interior

Our next stop on this virtual walk around Fort Johnson, by way of photos taken at the end of the Civil War, is a point which looks across the interior of the fort at the walls on the east side of the fort. The digital copy I am working from is a scan of aContinue reading “Fort Johnson Photo Analysis, Part X: Structure of the fort from the interior”

Fort Johnson Photo Analysis, Part VII: The interior through the camera lens, preserved on glass plate

Thus far, we’ve looked at photos taken of the exterior of Fort Johnson, specifically the water battery.  But those were not the only places the photographer, George Barnard, visited in the spring of 1865.  In fact, Barnard spent considerable time inside Fort Johnson.  From that, we can “virtually” tour the fort, 150 years later, byContinue reading “Fort Johnson Photo Analysis, Part VII: The interior through the camera lens, preserved on glass plate”