It reads on the right side Photographic History. Paper label on the reverse reads No. 155 / The original "Swamp Angel, " on Morris Island. This famous battery was constructed far out in a swamp at a point where shell could be thrown into Fort Sumpter and Charleston; this is a heavy parrot gun, mounted "en barbette, " After a few shots were fired this gun burst; it was replaced by a 32 pounder Parrot gun on a field carriage; and named Swamp Angel No.
2, It threw many shell into Fort Sumpter and Charleston. / 1861 The War for the Union :---PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.
/ This series of pictures are original photographs taken during the war of the Rebellion. A quarter of a century has passed since the sun painted these real scenes of the great war, and the "negatives" have undergone chemical changes which makes it slow and difficult work to get these photographic prints from them. Please see my 2nd picture for all this text. 17 Allen Place, Hartford, Conn.Condition is good or better with light edge wear and bumping, or rounding to the corners. Please see my other ongoing auctions for more interesting items. The item "Original Swamp Angel Parrot Gun Morris Island John Taylor Civil War Stereoview" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews". The seller is "consignease" and is located in Hanna City, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.