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    Original Pencil Sketch of Beaufort, South Carolina for Harper's Weekly, December 14, 1861. The unsigned sketch, 13.3" x 3.5", is attractively matted with a copy of the final printed version, on page 788 of the December 14, 1861 issue of Harper's. The overall size is 19.25" x 19.25". Fine. The description of the sketch as it appeared in Harper's:
    BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA./ Our special artist at Hilton Head, South Carolina, has been to Beaufort, and sends us the sketches which we reproduce on pages 788 and 789. He writes as follows concerning them.
    BEAUFORT AND ITS SCENES/ The landing-place for the steamers which formerly ran inland between Savannah and Charleston is now used by our forces as their place of debarkation. Among the prominent buildings is the Arsenal, which was built by the United States Government, and a part of which was used as a light-house and buoy depot. It has since been used by the secessionists for various military purposes. On the arrival of the United States steamship McClellan, Captain Gray, she was surrounded by boats loaded with fruits, sweet potatoes, chickens, etc., gathered by the slaves, who importuned the Captain to purchase their small but many cargoes. Captain Saxton, the Quarter-master of the Division, accompanied the McClellan to Beaufort, and succeeded in getting on board and in tow about 100,000 feet of valuable lumber. The Street In Beaufort displays the prison, etc., and which, like all the other buildings, was deserted by the whites. The rebel look-out was in the belfry of the Baptist Church, which commanded a view of the town, river, shell road, etc. On being visited by our party an empty decanter, two glasses, and a pitcher of water were found.


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