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|115k||"Destruction of the United States Navy-Yard at Norfolk, Virginia, by Fire, by the United States Troops, on April 20, 1861" A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, providing two scenes of the burning of Norfolk Navy Yard and the destruction of ships located there. Ships shown in the lower scene (as identified below the print), from left to right:
USS United States (afire);
tug Yankee with
USS Cumberland (underway, leaving the area);
USS Merrimack (afire in left center distance);
USS Pawnee (underway, leaving the area), and
USS Pennsylvania (afire).
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59179
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|203k||The attack upon the batteries at the entrance of Aquia Creek, Potomac River, by the United States vessels
USS Thomas Freeborn,
USS Anacostia, and
USS Resolute, June 1st, 1861.
On May 31st Captain Ward, in command on board of the Thomas Freeborn, and assisted by two more of his
gunboats, the Resolute and the Anacostia, began the attack on the Confederate batteries, and after a two hours' fight, succeeded in silencing
the batteries at the landing; but, for want of long-range ammunition, could not effectually respond to the heavy fire from the heights, and so had to withdraw. The
following day, however, with additional aid from the Pawnee and Yankee, the attack was resumed, and the batteries were at last silenced and the
Confederates compelled to retreat."— Frank Leslie, 1896.
US Navy photo # HN 73736 of an engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1861.
|86k||USS Yankee while attached to the Potomac Flotilla scouting off Evansport, VA. in 1861.
Sketch by Arthur Lumley August 1861. The sketch appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Image from the New York City Public Library
|350k||USS Yankee at Fredericksburg, 19 May 1864, in support of Union troops. She is moored by a small island in a river inlet off the Rappahannock River on the northern side of the river as not to draw Confederate canon fire.
Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress
|01||Acting Master Germain, Charles||30 April 1861 - 25 May 1861|
|02||Acting Master Stuyvesant, Moses S.||31 May 1861 - 2 June 1861|
|03||LT. Werden, Read||32 July 1861 - 8 August 1861|
|04||LT. Wyman, Robert H.||8 August 1861 - 9 October 1861|
|05||LT. Eastman, Thomas Henderson||9 October 1861 - 18 October 1861|
|06||LT. Gibson, William||1 July 1862 - 16 September 1862|
|07||Acting Master Ives, Thomas Poynton||16 September 1862 - 24 May 1863|
|08||Act. Vol. LT. Hooker, Edward||14 March 1864 - 27 February 1865|
|09||Acting Master Cook, Louis G.||27 February 1865 - 16 May 1865|
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