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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
|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
|97k||USS Pittsburgh on one of the Western Rivers during the Civil War. Note a second "City"class gunboat is at right.
US Navy photo # NH 45557 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|442k||Lithograph of USS Pittsburgh from "The Illustrated London News", 19 July 1862.||Tommy Trampp|
|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
|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
|147k||William Boggs enlisted in the U. S. Navy on February 8, 1864, as a carpenter, and was assigned to the USS Pittsburgh, a City Class ironclad gunboat. USS Pittsburgh was assigned to patrol duties along the Mississippi River until it was decommissioned in November 1865. Boggs was discharged from the Navy on February 13, 1865, and died on April 10, 1917. Image Courtesy Wilsonís Creek National Battlefield; WICR 32071-J||Bill Gonyo|
|01||LT. Thompson, Egbert||25 January 1862 - 1 October 1862|
|02||Acting Vol LT. Hoel, William R.||1 October 1862 - 1 March 1865|
|03||Acting Master Morgan||1 March 1865 - 29 November 1865|
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