View of the New Government Buildings, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Graphite on six sheets of ivory paper
Overall: 4 1/4 x 42 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 108 cm )
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"
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.
James B. Wilbur Fund
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
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