Regional map of Charleston Harbor extending along the Atlantic Coast from Sullivan's Island just north of the harbor entrance to St. John's and Kiawah islands to the south. Indicates the presence of Union warships off the coast and places along the coastline where the Union has established a foothold.
Shows in detail the Confederate forts along the Ashley and Cooper rivers, as well as obstructions in Charleston Harbor. Also shows the burned district of Charleston, where Union prisoners of war were kept within range of Union guns.
In this annotated detail from a printed map, the city of Charleston is delineated and Confederate fortifications along the Ashley and Cooper rivers are indicated. Also indicated is the area of the city that burned as a result of Union shelling.
Scale 1:63,360 (not "2 inches to 1 mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 384.5 In upper left corner: Copied for his excellency M. L. Bonham Governor of the State of South Carolina. In lower margin: Reproduced for Mayor Courtenay's city year book, from the original map in the possession of the Chamber of Commerce, Charleston, S.C. Endorsed (in facsimile): Approved G. T. Beauregard, ...
Map shows Charleston, S.C., the Confederate forts, the Union works surrounding Fort Wagner and the position of the Union monitor fleet in the harbor off of the coast. This view shows the Union attacks on Confederate fortifications lining the harbor, and on the city itself. The locations of artillery batteries and their ranges and targets are indicated.