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After seeing the damage done to this massive fort by new rifled cannon, Gen. Hunter made this profitic statement.
There are two draw bridges that must be crossed to get to the fort, this one to cross to the Demilune, and another to cross from the Demilune to the main gate.
Fort Sumpter was originally three stories, 50' above the water. It was reduced to one story after being shelled during the civil war.
The map shows Fort Sumpter, located towards the left in the center, and other forts and defensive positions around Charleston Harbor during the Civil War.
Many of the casemates and cannon in Fort Sumpter were badly damaged during the Union seige later in the Civil War to retake the fort, ultimately successful.
This is a view as the ferry approached the fort. The black, concrete bunker in the center was added later. Exterior walls were originally three stories high.
This is the ramp from the Ferry dock to Fort Sumpter's entrance. Keep in mind it was three stories tall before the Civil War.
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