Battle of Fort Sumter Online Exhibit

The House-tops in Charleston during the Bombardment of Sumter

Illustration of people in charleston watching the bombardment of Fort Sumter from their rooftops.

Caption: The House-tops in Charleston during the Bombardment of Sumter. [Showing women and men watching the bombardment; some are in various stages of grieving.]

Source: Illustration from Harper's Weekly, May 4, 1861, page 274.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2012