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Robbers Row, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 6 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. Military camp flying the U.S. flag, with soldiers on patrol men on horseback, Zouaves, women and children and horse-drawn carts scattered throughout. Inscribed at lower center in graphite: 'Robbers Row' [crossed out 'Sutters Row'] Hilton Head S.C.'
The area surrounding Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island, in what now is Port Royal Plantation, became a thriving port. Its main street, known as 'Robbers Row,' boasted three hotels with reputations for quality that reportedly rivaled that of similar establishments at Newport, Rhode Island. Elaborate meals could be obtained at several saloons.
New-York Historical Society
Hilton Head Island (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865United States. Army--Military lifeMilitary campsCarriages and cartsZouaves--1860-1870Flags--United StatesSoldiersWomen
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