Fort Sumter flag display update … Flags staying, moving to new section of fort

Yesterday Fort Sumter National Monument posted this update to their Facebook page: I haven’t found the corresponding “official” press release on their website.  Probably because Facebook is easier to update than the website (darn you “company who outbid the company I used to work for” and your clunky user interface!!!!).  But let me pull theContinue reading “Fort Sumter flag display update … Flags staying, moving to new section of fort”

Battery Haskell or Haskall or Haskel?

Daily Observations from the Civil War is another “must subscribe to” blog I recommend.  The “writing” on that blog pulls from several contemporary sources, offering daily views of the war as things occurred 150 years ago.  One of the sources has been Conrad Wise Chapman – not his writings, but his series of paintings depictingContinue reading “Battery Haskell or Haskall or Haskel?”

A Chapman painting and “a striking proof of their liberality”

Earlier today, Daily Observations of the Civil War ran this Conrad Wise Chapman painting: The caption for this painting reads: “This scene was sketched by the artist from the top of St. Michaels Church in Charleston, by means of a telescope. There is a gunboat out in the harbor; every time there was a flash,Continue reading “A Chapman painting and “a striking proof of their liberality””