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|USS New Ira
|166k||The Gunboat USS New Ira being built at St. Louis.||Tommy Trampp|
|163k||USS New Ira underway on the Mississippi River.||Tommy Trampp|
|USS Essex (II)
|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
|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|
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