Thursday, May 17, 2018

Union Soldiers and Civilians Posing in an Encampment and On the Ruins of the Morris Island Lighthouse Near Charleston, South Carolina, During the American Civil War (1863)

Union soldiers and civilians posing in an encampment and on the ruins of the Morris Island Lighthouse near Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Civil War in July or August 1863. Some of the men on the pile of rubble are possibly watching distant exchanges of artillery fire by Union and Confederate forces in Charleston Harbor. By photographers Haas and Peale.

Source: Library of Congress.

Friday, May 11, 2018