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Pencil Sketch, FORT PULASKI AFTER CAPTURE, 7 ½" x 9 ¾", 1862, Fort Pulaski, Georgia. Fort Pulaski, situated near Savannah, was one of a series of citadels making up the nation's coastal defenses before the Civil War. Fort such as Pulaski were proven obsolete during the war, however, when they were unable to withstand the heavy artillery of the 1860's. Fort Pulaski, for instance, surrendered after a 30-hour bombardment by the Federals between April 10th and 11th, 1862. This sketch of the reduced fort shows a massive breach caused by the Yankee guns. Dominating the whole is a United States flag having a large star surrounded by smaller ones. The picture was drawn by Quartermaster Richard D. Holmes of Co. C, 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers and is signed on the verso. Later that year, the 100th Pennsylvania would survive Fredericksburg before being sent to Vicksburg. It would end the war with Sherman in Georgia and the Carolinas. Holmes served in all of these campaigns, mustering out on July 24, 1865. Light folds and even toning. Fine condition.
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $500.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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