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|129k||A wood block print of USS Brooklyn titled "THE UNITED STATES SLOOP OF WAR, BROOKLYN", published in "Harper's Weekly" January 1861||Tommy Trampp|
|140k||"The United States Fleet off Fort Pickens, Florida" A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, depicting U.S. Navy ships off Pensacola, Florida, in April 1861. Federal troops were landed at Fort Pickens on 12 April.
Ships identified in the title line are (left to right): USS Wyandotte (partially visible); USS Supply (in the distance); USS Sabine; USS Brooklyn and USS Crusader (partially visible).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59121
|129k||CSS Sumter running the blockade of Pass a l' Outre, by
USS Brooklyn, 30 June, 1861. Lithograph by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, MD., copied from "Memoirs of Service Afloat", by Raphael Semmes.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51797
Colored lithograph, published by Currier & Ives, 1862. The original print bears the following descriptive text: "Destruction of the Rebel gunboats, rams and iron clad batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut. The attack was commenced on the 18th of April and continued until the 25th resulting in the capture of Forts Jackson, St. Phillip, Livingston, Pike and the city of New Orleans, as well as the destruction of all the enemy gunboats, rams, floating batteries (iron clad), fire rafts, booms and chains. The enemy with their own hands destroying cotton and shipping valued at from eight to ten millions of dollars. 'The sight of this night attack was awfully grand, the river was lit up with blazing rafts filled with pine knots and the ships seemed to be fighting literally amidst flames and smoke.'" In this view, ships are identified as (starting at top left center, up the river, running down to the right, then across toward the left): Confederate steamers; USS Cayuga (leading the Union column), USS Pensacola, burning confederate steamer, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, USS Mississippi (engaging the ram CSS Manassas), USS Richmond, USS Kineo, USS Hartford (flagship, in collision with a fire raft), USS Brooklyn and USS Winona. A Confederate fire raft is in the lower right. Fort St. Phillip is shown at right and Fort Jackson at left.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|137k||Line engraving published in "Virtue", depicting the battle, which took place on the lower Mississippi River during the night of 24 April 1862.
A key to the forts and specific U.S. and Confederate ships is given at the bottom of the view. The ships include
USS Varuna (in action with Confederate gunboats),
USS Pawnee (not shown),
USS Hartford (Farragut's flagship, with a fire raft alongside),
CSS Louisiana (exploding),
CSS Manassas and Federal mortar vessels.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59071
|153k||"Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864"
Reproduction of an 1864 pen & ink drawing by George S. Waterman, C.S.N., depicting the action as seen from above and inside the entrance to Mobile Bay. Confederate ships present are (as identified on the drawing);
CSS Gaines (shown twice, in the battle line, and beached off Fort Morgan after the battle) and
CSS Tennessee. Union monitors shown are (from the front of the line);
(sinking after striking a mine),
USS Winnebago and
USS Chickasaw. The leading two steam sloops in the Union line are
USS Brooklyn and
USS Hartford. Small diagram in the lower right represents the various efforts by Union ships to ram Tennessee later in the action.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 42392
|77k||"Battle of Mobile Bay ... Passing Fort Morgan and the Torpedoes". Print after an artwork by J.O. Davidson, 1886, depicting the Union and Confederate squadrons at the moment that USS Tecumseh sank after striking a mine ("torpedo"). Confederate ships (left foreground) are CSS Morgan, CSS Gaines and CSS Tennessee. Union monitors visible astern of USS Tecumseh are USS Manhattan and USS Winnebago. USS Brooklyn is leading the outer line of Union warships, immediately followed by USS Hartford.||US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42396. Courtesy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936.|
|179k||Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Line engraving after an artwork by J.O. Davidson, published in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War", Volume 4, page 378. Entitled "Surrender of the Tennessee,' Battle of Mobile Bay", it depicts CSS Tennessee in the center foreground, surrounded by the Union warships (from left to right): USS Lackawanna, USS Winnebago, USS Ossipee, USS Brooklyn, USS Itasca, USS Richmond, USS Hartford and USS Chickasaw. Fort Morgan is shown in the right distance.||US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 1276 Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. Gift of Henry Huddleston Rogers, 1930.|
|230k||Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 17 September 1864. Entitled "Admiral Farragut's Fleet Bombarding Fort Morgan, August 22, 1864",
it depicts from left to right);
USS Winnebago and
USS Richmond. Fort Morgan is shown in the right center distance, and a battery is at the far left
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59150.
|179k||USS Brooklyn inside Mobile Bay after the action, "from a sketch made at the time", showing some of her battle damage. USS Galena is in the left background, and USS Itasca is at right. 19th Century reproduction of a pen and ink drawing by Xanthus Smith.||US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 56579|
|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.
|152k||USS Brooklyn as she appeared early in the 1870s after the addition of a complete spar deck.
US Navy photo from the Martin Holbrook Collection. US Naval History and Heritage Command.
Photo and text from "Warships of the Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone.
|75k||USS Brooklyn at anchor dressed overall in flags and crew manning the yards during the Naval Review, 29 April 1899, location unknown.
Photo from "Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905".
|73k||USS Brooklyn at anchor between 1890 and 1901, location unknown. Detroit Publishing Co. US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. Photo image # LC-D4-20166.||Robert Hurst|
|24k||Chief Engineer Benjamin Edne Chassaing served as 1st Assistant Engineer aboard the USS Brooklyn between 1862 to1863. He entered the Navy as a Third Assistant Engineer on 21 May 1857. He was promoted to Chief Engineer on 10 November 1863. He was assigned as Chief Engineer and Superintendent of Vessels in Charleston, South Carolina as part of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. He resigned his commission on 12 Feb 1867.
Photo courtesy of the Missouri History Museum.
|628k||Marine Private Charley Morrison conveyed vivid impressions of life on board the Union sloop USS Brooklyn and running the guantlet of Confederate gunfire to the capture New Orleans.||Tommy Trampp|
|50k||Landsman William H. Brown, USN USS Brooklyn Medal of Honor Citation||Tommy Trampp|
|76k||A 1970 photograph of U.S. Navy poster of Engineer's Cook James Mifflin, USN, (1839- ????). James Mifflin received the Medal of Honor for remaining steadfast at his post in USS Brooklyn while enemy shells cleared his shipmates at the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama on 5 August 1864, which helped to result in damage at Fort Morgan and the surrender of CSS Tennessee. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Photo #: NH 103774.||Robert Hurst|
|01||CAPT. Farragut David, Glasgow :ADM||26 January 1859 - 19 October 1860|
|02||CAPT. Walker, William S.||20 October 1860 - April 1861|
|03||CDR. Poor, Charles Henry||April 1861 - July 1862|
|Decommissioned||c. September 1861 - 19 December 1861|
|04||CAPT. Craven, Thomas Tingey||219 December 1861 - August 1862|
|05||CAPT. Bell, Henry Haywood||August 1862 - 2 August 1863|
|06||LCDR. Hatfield, Chester||2 August 1863 - 10 August 1863|
|07||CAPT. Emmons, George Foster||10 August 1863 - 25 August 1863|
|Decommissioned||25 August 1863 - 14 April 1864|
|08||CAPT. Alden Jr., James||14 April 1864 - 31 January 1865|
|Decommissioned||31 January 1865 - 4 October 1865|
|09||CDR. Patterson, Thomas Harmon.||4 October 1865 - 11 September 1867|
|Decommissioned||11 September 1867 - 24 August 1870|
|10||CAPT. Guest, John||24 August 1870 - 1871|
|11||CAPT. Bryson, Andrew||1871 - 1872|
|12||CAPT. Truxton, William T.||1872 - 26 July 1873|
|Decommissioned||26 July 1873 - 20 January 1874|
|13||CAPT. Upshur, John H.||20 January 1874 - 21 July 1876|
|Decommissioned||21 July 1876 - 11 November 1881|
|14||CAPT. Weaver, Aaron Ward||11 November 1881 - 25 October 1884|
|Decommissioned||25 October 1884 - 15 October 1885|
|15||CAPT. Matthews, Edmund Orville||1886 - 1887|
|16||CAPT. Cook, Francis Augustus||1887 - 14 May 1889|
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