Battle of Fort Sumter Online Exhibit

Major Anderson

Portrait of Major Robert Anderson, above an image of Fort Sumter at night.

Caption: Major Robert Anderson, Late of Fort Moultrie, at Present Commanding Fort Sumpter [sic]. From a portrait furnished by Mrs. Anderson, now staying in this city.

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, January 12, 1861, page 145.

Note: Another portrait of Anderson appeared in Harper's Weekly on the same date.

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