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TitleIllustrated south view of Morris Island, South Carolina, 1864
CollectionsCivil War Illustrations
LanguageEnglishView of Morris Island, noting key points of Union encampment (numbered). Illustrator is believed to be Luis Mathot, member of Les Enfants Perdus (The Lost Children), an independent Union infantry battalion of the New York Zouaves, organized in New York City in 1862. Les Enfants participated in the assault on Battery Wagner in July 1863. Shortly afterward when the confederates evacuated the battery, Union troops, including Les Enfants, set up camp. You can see in incredible detail the encampments of the 54th Massachusetts, 52nd PA, and 104 PA, along with where camp headquarters are, and other defensive positions. Fort Sumter, Fort Sullivan (Fort Moultrie), ironsides, etc., are all also visible.
Transcription[?] Eng Regt Enfants Perdus, 1. Guard Ind Battal N.Y.V., 2. Camp, 3. Camp 52 PA, 4. Camp 104 PA5. Gen Terry's HQs, 6. Lookout, 7. Fort Shaw, 8. Camp 54 Mass, 9. Light House Inlet, 10. Folly Island, 11. Tent of Surgeon B.F. Harrison Ind. Batt, 12. [Sternand?], 13. Hospital Ind. Battal, 14. Marsh, 15. Sand hills 30 or 40 feet above tide water, Morris Island S.C. Jan 20th 1864
LocationsMorris Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States(32.71573,-79.89037)
Mediumdrawings (visual works)
Item Location Fort Sumter NM/Charles Pinckney NHS Curatorial Storage Facility, located at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site