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Fort Walker, Port Royal Sound, South Carolina November 7, 1861Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Fort Walker, Port Royal Sound, South Carolina November 7, 1861

Description: Union sailors and soldiers from the Federal fleet of fifteen warships carrying 12,000 troops sailing from Fort Monroe, lands and occupies the Confederate bastion, raising the U.S. flag and gaining an important toe-hold along the Atlantic seaboard between Charleston and Savannah; both Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard were shelled into silence within five hours by the warships commanded by Flag Officer Samuel F. Du Pont, which fired twenty-four shells per minute, causing the thinly garrisoned Rebel defenders to abandon both forts;

Location: Port Royal Sound, South Carolina

Date: November 7, 1861

Category: American Civil War

Topic: Artwork

Keywords: American Civil War, combined land-sea operations, Confederate forts, Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, Union warships

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2025 x 1253 (2.54 MPixels) (1.62)

Print Size: 17.1 x 10.6 cm; 6.8 x 4.2 inches

File Size: 7.29 MB (7,647,702 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000007113c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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