Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hilton Head” in chapter 13 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
...bee Island. Fort Pulaski, commanding the entrance to the Savannah River and covering the passage of blockade runners to and from Savannah, early became an important objective of the Federal forces at Hilton Head .
It was of the greatest importance that shells should be dropped into the Federal trenches, and this accounts for the position of the gun in the picture.
There was no freedom of recoil for the pi...
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