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Looking northeast from Battery Huger over the Left Flank towards Sullivan's Island.  The Cooper River Bridge can be seen in the distance...
Looking at the battered Left Face from atop Battery Huger...
Looking west from atop Battery Huger over The Gorge and the ruins of the officers quarters.  James Island sets in the distance...
Southwest Magazine - Adjacent to the Officers Quarters was the gunpowder magazine (a questionable choice of locations, I thought).  On the morning of December 11, 1863 the 150 pounds of powder being stored there suddenly exploded doing considerable damage, killing 11 men, and injuring 41 others. No attempt was ever made to rebuild it as the fort was, at the time, in the midst of a punishing Union bombardment...
Fort Sumter as it looked before the war...a much more imposing structure than what is found today...
Battery Huger Museum - Inside Battery Huger is a nice museum which traces the wartime history of the fort and houses a number of period artifacts and pictures...
Left Flank (interior) - Most of the cannon have been removed from the Left Flank, where the current entrance to the fort is located.  Men in period dress provide and eerie sense place to the battered halls.....
Left Face - The interior of the Left Face wall suffered much greater damage than the outside.  Mortar rounds launched from Federal positions on Morris Island arced over the ruins of The Gorge to impact here, causing damage that is striking even today...
Fort Sumter still houses quite an assortment of cannon, with most gun ports of the Left Flank and Left Face sporting an aged muzzle...
The Harper's were slave owners, though only a few, who were sheltered in a small cabin like this one...
The Harper House...
Bentonville - "In 1865, a local market for naval stores (tar, pitch, and turpentine).  Bentonville gives name to the battle fought nearby, March 19-21, 1865.  Confederates concentrated here the day before the battle.  As they retreated on March 22, they burned all stocks of naval stores.  Union forces occupied the village March 22-24."  -Summary from nearby Historic Marker
Looking northeast from Battery Huger over the Left Flank towards Sullivan's Island. The Cooper River Bridge can be seen in the distance...

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Looking northeast from Battery Huger over the Left Flank towards Sullivan's Island.  The Cooper River Bridge can be seen in the distance...
Looking northeast from Battery Huger over the Left Flank towards Sullivan's Island. The Cooper River Bridge can be seen in the distance...

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