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|114k||"Bombardment and Capture of Island Number Ten on the Mississippi River, April 7, 1862."
Colored lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, circa 1862. It depicts the bombardment of the Confederate fortifications on Island Number Ten by Federal gunboats and mortar boats. Ships seen include (from left to right):
USS Mound City;
USS Saint Louis;
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # KN 9691
|373k||"Battle of Fort Pillow, First position" Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in
the United States ... (1877), depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal ironclads near Fort Pillow, Tennessee, 10 May 1862. Confederate
ships, seen at right, include (from left to right):
CSS General Earl Van Dorn,
CSS General Sterling Price,
CSS General Bragg,
CSS General Sumter and
CSS Little Rebel. The Federal ironclads, in the center and left, are (from left to right):
USS Mound City,
USS Carondelet and
USS Cincinnati. A Federal mortar boat is by the river bank in the lower right.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 2049
|122k||"Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the USS Mound City".
Line engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in Harper's Weekly, 1862. This action between Federal gunboats and Confederate shore batteries took place on 17 June 1862. USS Mound City was disabled by a shot that penetrated her steam drum, causing heavy casualties among her crew. Other U.S. ships present were the ironclad USS Saint Louis (seen in the right foreground) and "timberclads" USS Lexington and USS Conestoga. The gunboat in left center is also a "timberclads".
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH 59057.
|101k||"City" Class ironclad gunboats off Cairo, Illinois, in 1863, with barges moored in the foreground. These ships are (from left to right); USS Baron de Kalb, USS Cincinnati and USS Mound City. Boats are tied astern of Baron de Kalb and Cincinnati. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 56663-A. Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1981.||Robert Hurst|
|358k||"Admiral Porter's Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863." Text under the print's title reads:
"At half past ten P.M. the boats left their moorings & steamed down the river, the Benton, Admiral Porter, taking the lead -- as they approached the point
opposite the town, a terrible concentrated fire of the center, upper and lower batteries, both water and bluff, were directed upon the channel, which here ran within
one hundred yards of the shore. At the same moment innumerable floats of turpentine and other combustible materials were set ablaze. In the face of all this fire, the
boats made their way with but little loss except the transport Henry Clay which was set on fire & sunk."
Ships depicted are (from the front to the rear:
USS Benton (flagship);
USS Lafayette with
USS General Price alongside;
USS Mound City;
USS Carondelet; transports
SS Silver Wave;
SS Forest Queen;
SS Henry Clay; and
Currier & Ives, New York. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Beverley R. Robinson Collection.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 76557-KN (Color)
|80k||"Commodore Foote's Gun-boat Flotilla on the Mississippi". Line engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in Harper's Weekly,
1862. Ships are identified below the image as (from left to right):|
USS Mound City,
USS Saint Louis,
USS Pittsburgh. and
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 59002
|48k||"Attack on Grand Gulf," 29 April 1863, from Harper's Weekly.
The attack by USS Benton,
USS Mound City, and
|88k||USS Mound City on the Western Rivers, circa 1864-65.
Note pilothouse constructed atop her armored conning tower, deckhouse constructed forward of her paddle box, and light-colored five-pointed stars mounted on the fronts of her smokestacks.
US Navy photo # NH 72806 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|87k||USS Mound City on the Western Rivers, 1864. Note rowing boats in the foreground. That at left has a fancy-edged awning.
US Navy photo # NH 45791 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Kilty, Augustus H.||1861 - August 1862|
|02||LCDR. William Gwin||August 1862 - September 1862|
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