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|USS New Ira
|501k||The Gunboat USS New Ira being built at St. Louis.||Tommy Trampp and
|163k||USS New Ira under way on the Mississippi River.||Tommy Trampp|
|USS Essex (II)
|179k||"Battle of Fort Henry, 6 February 1862."
Line engraving after a drawing by Rear Admiral Henry Walke, published in the "History of the Great Rebellion", by Harper. The print depicts the Federal gunboats USS Saint Louis, USS Carondelet, USS Essex and USS Cincinnati bombarding Fort Henry.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 42336. Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1981.
|84k||Wash drawing by R.G. Skerrett, 1904, depicting USS Essex with Farragut's fleet on the lower Mississippi River, in 1862-63.
The ship in the left background is USS Mississippi. A "90-day" gunboat is in the right distance.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 75621. Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|48k||Sketches by William M.C. Philbrick, Carpenter's Mate, USS Portsmouth, showing USS Essex
as she appeared on the morning of 1 November 1862, on the Mississippi River.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 54284. From the Private Papers of William M.C. Philbrick.
|161k||"Recapture of Baton Rouge, La., December 17th, 1862 -- Federal troops under General Grover driving off the Confederates and occupying the city."
Line engraving, after a sketch by F. H. Schell, published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume I. The ironclad gunboat USS Essex is depicted at right, just off shore.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59043.
|109k||USS Essex moored at Memphis, TN. with her awnings up, during the Civil War.
Note mortar boats alongside Essex, also with awnings deployed, and small building atop the bluff, toward the left, marked "Pittsburgh COAL", with the Pittsburgh Coal Company's castle symbol between "CO" and "AL".
US Navy photo # NH 54286 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|156k||USS Essex at a Mississippi River area port, circa 1862-65. Note: The original caption identified location and date as Baton Rouge, LA., in July 1862. However, the presence of a mortar boat (at right) indicates that either the date is later or the location is above Vicksburg if the photo was taken in 1862. The original photograph accompanied a claim filed by James A. Payne.
US Navy photo # NH 61567 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|131k||USS Essex coaling at Baton Rouge, LA., in late July 1862, just after she reached the lower Mississippi. Ships of Farragut's fleet are in the background. The original photograph accompanied a claim filed by James A. Payne.
US Navy photo # NH 54289 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|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
|436k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862 depicting the Union gunboat USS Essex, destroying the Rebel Iron-clad Ram
CSS Arkansas, on the Mississippi River. Arkansas had been run ashore and burned to prevent capture when
her engines failed during this encounter with Essex, 6 August 1862.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59042
|79k||Post card image of USS Essex moored in front of Vicksburg, MS., date unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|56k||An engraving of USS Essex after a photograph taken in 1864.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 54285.
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