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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.
|272k||USS Richmond at anchor in Baton Rouge, LA. in 1863.
Library of Congress, Photo No. Lot 14043-2 No. 43
|163k||Sketch of the USS Richmond 100 pounder Parrott gun crew serving the gun. Originally appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly" 18 July 1863. Sketched by an unknown naval officer.||Tommy Trampp|
|136k||USS Lackawanna and USS Richmond stripped for action, at Pensacola, Florida, on 3 August 1864, just prior to the Battle of Mobile Bay. .
US Naval History and Heritiage Command photo # NH 51184.
|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 Heritiage Command photo # NH 59150.
|231k||Wood-cut engraving is titled "The United States Sloop of War [USS] Richmond on Blockade Duty off Mobile.", published in "Harper's Weekly" February, 1864.||Tommy Trampp|
|240k||Image of USS Richmond at Navy Yard Philadelphia, PA., (1872).
Illustration from “Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion” Series 1, Volume 18.
|231k||USS Richmond at Port Said. after departing Norfolk 11 January 1879 while enroute to Yokohama via the Suez Canal. Photo by H. Arnoux.
Photo from the collection of the late Antoni Blasi, with permission to publish them, by Camil Busquets.This photo, and several hundred more, can be found in Camil Basquets book "50 Años de Retrato Naval Militar (1870-1920)", ("50 Years of Naval Photography,") published in 2010.
|Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets and Fabio Peña|
|139k||USS Richmond moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
Photo from "Warships of The Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone
|80k||Andrew Boyd Cummings joined the steam sloop USS Richmond during her 1860-1861 Mediterranean deployment. After Richmond returned to the United States in mid-1861 she, with Cummings as her First Lieutenant and Executive Officer, undertook active service against the Confederacy in the Gulf of Mexico, most notably the April 1862 capture of New Orleans and subsequent operations up the Mississippi River. Specifically commended for his performance, he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in July 1862. Andrew Boyd Cummings was gravely wounded during Richmond's 14 March 1863 attempt to pass the batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi and died four days later.||Bill Gonyo|
|140k||"The Battle at the Southwest Pass -- The Ram 'Manassas' attacking the 'Richmond.' -- Sketched by an Officer of the 'Richmond'." A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, depicting CSS Manassas attacking USS Richmond near the Head of Passes, Mississippi River, on 12 October 1861. Other ships depicted include the U.S. sailing sloops of war USS Vincennes and USS Preble (in left center and at right).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59012.
|94k||Cornelius Cronin served as Chief Quartermaster on the USS Richmond, during the action in Mobile Bay, Cronin was "commended for coolness and close attention to duty in looking out for signals and steering the ship in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864. He has been in the naval service eight years. Joined the Brooklyn in December, 1861; was in the actions with Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and with the rebel iron-clads and gunboats below New Orleans; was in the action with the Chalmetto batteries; present at the surrender of New Orleans; and in the attack on the batteries below Vicksburg, in 1862. Joined Richmond in September, 1863. Afterwards appointed a gunner in the navy." Here he is shown wearing the Medal of Honor.||Bill Gonyo|
|316k||Charles E. Emery who was a engineering officer in USS Richmond during the Civil War.||Charlie Glendinning for his Great-Grandfather Charles E. Emery||Bill Gonyo|
|635k||USS Richmond officers during the Civil War.||Charlie Glendinning for his Great-Grandfather Charles E. Emery|
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