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Powhatan, alternately called "King" or "Chief" Powhatan by the English, led the main political and military power facing the early colonists, was probably the older brother of Opechancanough, who led attacks against the English in 1622 and 1644. He was the father of Pocahontas, who eventually converted to Christianity and married the English settler John Rolfe.
|146k||"Relief of Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Fla., by the United States Fleet, April 17th 1861" A line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume I, depicting the scene off Pensacola as USS Powhatan landed Federal troops to reinforce Fort Pickens on 17 April 1861. Features identified in text immediately below the image are (left to right): USS Powhatan, USS Wyandotte, Fort McRae, Entrance to Harbor, Fort Pickens, Encampment of Confederates, Lighthouse, Steamer SS Illinois and Navy Foundry.
This engraving was originally published in 1861 in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", with text giving an incorrect date in March 1861.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59114
|140k||USS Powhatan one of Commodore Perry's "Black Ships" during his second visit to Japan. From the book "Retrospective 18-year history of Meiji and Taisho"), published by The Eastern Culture Association in 1933-1934.||Robert Hurst|
|82k||Undated image of USS Powhatan in Hawaii, 1860.
Courtesy Asian Art Museum.
|104k||Japanese bowl made to commemorate the visit of COMO. Perry to Japan. His visit instigated the opening up of trade between the two nations with a Treaty signed between the two countries on the 31st of March 1854, US Naval History and Heritage Command Accession # 88-15A.||Collection of Curator Branch, US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|94k||"Bombardment of Fort Fisher"
"Jan. 15th 1865"
Lithograph after a drawing by T.F. Laycock, published by Endicott & Co., New York, 1865, depicting the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in preparation for its capture. The print is dedicated to Commodore S.W. Godon, USN. Ships present, as named on the original print, are (from left to right in the main battle line):
USS New Ironsides and
Ships in the foreground are (left to right, from the center of the view):
USS Vanderbilt and
USS Malvern (Flagship of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter).
Monitors in the right middle distance are:
USS Monadnock (with two turrets);
USS Saugus and
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # LC-USZ62-144 from the collections of the Library of Congress.
|92k||USS Powhatan at anchor, date and location unknown.
Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-20889
|94k||Undated image of USS Powhatan at anchor, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|79k||Lithograph after a drawing by Joseph L. Jones, circa 1877-1880 depicting a Naval Review in Hampton-Roads, VA.
dedicated to Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson. Ships present include (from left):
USS Tallapoosa (flying the Secretary of the Navy's Flag),
USS Portsmouth and
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61193. Courtesy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936.
|177k||Warships rigged for mourning in the Hudson River, New York, seen from Manhattan Island, probably during the funeral of ex-President Ulysses
S. Grant in August 1885. Ship at the far right is USS Powhatan. If the event is actually Grant's funeral, the three sloops of war
in the center are (from left to right) USS Alliance, USS Swatara and
The Revenue Cutter at left may be USRC U.S. Grant.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 95874, courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1986
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