Battle of Fort Sumter Online Exhibit

Major Robert Anderson, Commander at Fort Sumter

Major Anderson

Caption: Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding at Fort Sumter, S.C. – (From a portrait in the possession of Mrs. Anderson).

Source: Illustration from Harper's Weekly, January 12, 1861, [page 17].

Note: Another portrait of Anderson appeared in the New York Illustrated News on the same date.

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