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|104k||"United States Mississippi Gun-boats being built at Carondelet, near St. Louis, Missouri".
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 5 October 1861. It depicts, rather inaccurately, the construction of four of the "City" class ironclads by James Eads, including Carondelet, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Saint Louis.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59001
|89k||"City" Class armored gunboats under construction by James Eads, at St. Louis, Missouri, prior to October 1861. This view shows four ships
being built in pairs, at two levels on the shore, with casemate side timbers largely installed. Vertical timbers extending above the slanting casemate sides are framing
for the ships' paddle-wheel boxes. The four ships of this class built at St. Louis were
Saint Louis. Note building and flagpole in the right background, timber
stockpile in the foreground, and twin rudder posts at the ships' sterns with the paddle raceway between them.
U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 165-C-703
|111k||"City" Class armored gunboats under construction by James Eads, at St. Louis, Missouri, prior to October 1861. This view looks along the
main deck on one gunboat, with its boilers in the foreground and casemate timbers at the sides. Another vessel is beyond, with some spar deck beams atop the casemate
side timbers and upright framing in place for her wheel box. The four ships of this class built at St. Louis were
Saint Louis. Note flagpole in the left background.
U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 165-C-702
|59k||Wash drawing of USS Louisville by F. Muller, circa 1900. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
US Navy photo # NH 55827 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|101k||USS Louisville alongside a barge at a Western Rivers city, during the Civil War.
US Navy photo # NH 49996 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|60k||Halftone reproduction of a photograph of USS Louisville on the Western Rivers, during the Civil War. Copied from Francis Trevelyn Miller's "The Photographic History of the Civil War", Volume 6, page 150.
US Navy photo # NH 51426 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|166k||Wood-cut engraving "WAR IN THE WEST--THE NEW GUNBOAT FLOTILLA, COMMODORE FOOTE BUILT AT CARONDELET MISSOURI, FOR THE DESCENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI", published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated" December 1861,
Left to Right;
Transport, name unknown
Transport, name unknown
USS St. Louis
|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
|77k||"The Gun-boat Attack on the Water Batteries at Fort Donelson". Line engraving, based on a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in
"Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the bombardment of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, by Federal warships, 14 February 1862. Many of the ships were damaged in this action. As
identified on the engraving, they are (from left to right):
USS Tyler and
USS Louisville and
USS Saint Louis.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58898.
|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
|177k||"The Great Naval Battle before Memphis, June 6, 1862". Engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in "Harper's Weekly",
depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal warships off Memphis, Tennessee. In the foreground, the print depicts the Confederate ships
(from left to right):
CSS General M. Jeff Thompson (shown sinking);
CSS Little Rebel (shown burning);
CSS General Sterling Price;
CSS General Beauregard (shown being jammed by the Ellet Ram
CSS General Bragg (shown aground) and
CSS Colonel Lovell (shown sinking). In the background are the Federal warships (from left to right):
USS Queen of the West;
USS Saint Louis; a tug; and
USS Benton. The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore. Harpers Weekly, 28 June 1862.
Sons of the South - Memphis Naval Battle
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58891
|152k||Currier & Ives Lithographed and hand colored Civil War Battle Scene print from 1960. "THE BOMBARDMENT AND CAPTURE OF FORT HINDMAN, ARKANSAS
POST, ARK., JAN.11, 1863". Hand colored though silk-screen stencils this Civil War print came from a limited edition in 1960. Ships participating in the bombardment include:
USS Baron De Kalb
USS Black Hawk and
|76k||An 1883 print of the Civil War depicting Union gunboats USS Louisville, USS Carondelet, USS Pittsburgh and mortar boats in Deer Creek shelling a Confederate battery during the Battle of Steele Bayou, March 14 to 27 1863.||Tommy Trampp|
|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)
|48k||"Attack on Grand Gulf," 29 April 1863, from Harper's Weekly.
The attack by USS Benton,
USS Mound City, and
|155k||"Battle of Grand Gulf, First position, R. Ad. D.D. Porter Commanding". Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's Naval Scenes
and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States ... (1877), depicting U.S. Navy ironclads engaging Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, 29 April 1863.
US ships present, as identified on the print, are (from left-center to right):
USS Baron de Kalb, (Identified in the engraving as St. Louis) and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 1852
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