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View of the New Government Buildings, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Object Number: 
1945.580.69
Date: 
c. 1862-1864
Medium: 
Graphite on six sheets of ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 42 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 108 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Crane / Del"; inscribed at lower center: "View of the New Government / Building erected on Hilton Head / with the original ones formd erected[cut] / sketch'd from the Hospital looking[crossed out] being about northwest."; mutliple annotations in graphite; verso inscribed at upper center in brown ink: "Hilton Head, S.C. / View of the New Government buildings"
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. The Union forces occupied Hilton Head Island following the Battle of Port Royal on 7 November 1861. During the next year, a hospital and buildings for federal government administration were constructed. This view was taken from the hospital looking toward the new buildings.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group