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|144k||Illustration of the crew of the screw-frigate USS Colorado preparing to ship out of Boston in 1861 from Harper’s Weekly.||Bill Gonyo|
|134k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, based on a sketch by an officer of USS Mississippi depicting
Commodore Farragut's Squadron and Captain Porter's Mortar Fleet entering the Mississippi River at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, circa 7 April 1862.
Features identified in the engraving's title lines include (from left to right): Light-house on Southwest Pass;
USS Colorado (in left foreground);
USS Pensacola on the bar;
USS Westfield (seen nearly stern-on);
Porter's mortar fleet, heading up the river;
USS Mississippi on the bar;
USS Harriet Lane (side-wheel steamer at the rear of the mortar fleet);
USS Connecticut (in right foreground);
town of Banona.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59059
|307k||Wood-cut engraving is titled "THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE COLORADO, FLAG-SHIP OF ADMIRAL GOLDSBOROUGH", published in "Harper's Weekly" July 1865.||Tommy Trampp|
|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. Gordon, 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.
|188k||USS Colorado moored in an unidentified European port, probably during her assignment to the European Squadron from 1865 to 1867.
Photo courtesy of INRO (International Naval Research Organization).
|310k||USS Colorado moored at Port Mahon, Minorca, about 1866.
US Naval History and Heritage Command
|59k||USS Colorado at anchor in Korean waters during the expedition to Korea in May 1871.at anchor in 1871 during the United States Expedition to Korea. Photo from "Marine Amphibious Landing in Korea, 1871", by Carolyn A.Tyson. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Foundation.||Robert Hurst|
|127k||USS Colorado ship's officers, photographed on her deck during the Korean expedition, June 1871.
Those present include (seated at left, left to right):
Lieutenant Hugh W. McKee, USN (killed in action 11 June 1871);
Second Lieutenant William J. McDonald, Jr., USMC; and
Lieutenant William W. Mead, USN.
(seated at right):
Chaplain John R. Matthews, USN. (standing, left to right):
Gunner Thomas H. Fortune, USN;
Ensign Charles A. Clark, USN;
Captain McLane Tilton, USMC;
Lieutenant Commander Henry F. Picking, USN;
Master's Mate Charles Wilson, USN;
Second Assistant Engineer Henry L. Slosson, USN;
Lieutenant Commander Oscar F. Heyerman, USN;
Captain George H. Cooper, USN, ship's Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant Commander Silas Casey, USN;
unidentified (possibly a civilian);
Chief Engineer Alexander Henderson, USN;
Lieutenant Bloomfield McIlvaine, USN;
Surgeon Henry O. Mayo, USN;
Passed Assistant Surgeon Charles J.S. Wells, USN; and
Lieutenant George M. Totten, USN.
US Navy photo # NH 63679 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|88k||During the Korean Expedition, Rear Admiral John Rodgers, Commanding the Asiatic Fleet, (standing to the right of the table, leaning on the chart) confers with other officers on board his flagship, USS Colorado, during the expedition in June 1871. Other officers present are (seated, left to right):
Commander Edward P. McCrea, Commanding Officer, USS Monocacy;
Captain George H. Cooper, Commanding Officer, USS Colorado; and
Captain Edward T. Nichols, Chief of Staff to RADM. Rodgers.
(standing, left to right):
Master John E. Pillsbury, of USS Colorado;
Commander Lewis A. Kimberly, Commanding Officer, USS Benicia;
Commander Homer C. Blake, Commanding Officer, USS Alaska;
Lieutenant Commander William K. Wheeler, Flag Secretary; and
Lieutenant Charles H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer, USS Palos.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 66308 from the collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC)
|90k||Halftone reproduction of an artwork depicting USS Colorado sailors William F. Lukes, Seth Allen, and Thomas Murphy battling Koreans while trying to rescue the mortally wounded LT. Hugh W. McKee during the capture of the Han River forts, 11 June 1871. Lukes, the only survivor of the US Navy group, received the Medal of Honor for continuing to fight after receiving a head injury.
"Deeds of Valor," Volume II, page 89, by the Perrien-Keydel Company, Detroit, 1907.
|111k||USS Colorado moored pierside in New York harbor, date unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|126k||USS Colorado moored pierside, date and location unknown.>
US Navy Photo © 1911, Reviews of Reviews Co. from "The Photographic History of the Civil War Volume 3 The Navies", The Blue & Gray Press, Secaucus, N.J.
|01||CAPT. Gardner, W. H.||13 March 1858 - ?|
|02||CAPT. Bailey, Theodoreus||1861 - ?|
|03||COMO. Thatcher, Henry K.||1 September 1864 - ?|
|04||CAPT. Cooper, George H.||1871 - ?|
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