General and Mrs. Robert Anderson (1805-1871) and Their Son

Robert Anderson and his wife Elizabeth Bayard Clinch Anderson are seen here with their young son. Anderson was known as "The Hero of Fort Sumter." At the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed to the defense of Charleston Harbor and held Fort Sumter for two days against the Confederates and was subsequently brevetted major general. He returned to the April 14, 1865 Fort Sumter ceremony to raise again the U.S. flag he had lowered four years earlier.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative
Item#:
MES02429
Height:
1080px
Width:
735px
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