greasegunburgers: On 15 November 1863, during the Civil War, Fort Moultrie opened a heavy, evening bombardment on Union Army positions at Cumming’s Point, Morris Island, South Carolina, which also resulted in USS Lehigh grounded. Still under Confederate fire in the morning, USS Nahant was able to release her. Five sailors from Lehigh received the Medal of Honor for their heroic line work, which freed their ship.
Civil War photo of dead soldiers of the Louisiana Regiment at Antietam, Maryland. This is one of the photographic images that were put on display in NYC by the Mathew Brady Studio. It was the first time that most people saw the horrors of war. by Alexander Gardner, The Brady Studio. September 1862