Photograph of the Charleston Waterfront House where High Ranking Union Officers were held to Deter Shelling the City by Union Vessels
This 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches albumen photo was published by John C. Taylor in his “The War for the Union Photographic History”. The caption under the photograph reads, “House where Union officers were confined under fire, Broad Street Charleston, S.C.”
When you tour Charleston, you can walk past this house used as a prison that held Union officers like General Truman Seymour. The hope was that the Yankees would stop shelling the city for fear of hitting their own Generals. The North retaliated and sent 600 rebel officers down to a stockade on Morris Island where they were in danger from Confederate artillery! A seldom seen image in fine condition.
#P529 – Price $125