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|136k||Indianola under construction at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1862. This view was originally captioned "wreck of the Indianola", and
may depict salvagers at work on her in 1864-65, but it looks far more like a construction view.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 53234
|71k||Watercolor by Dr. Oscar Parkes of USS Indianola. Courtesy of Dr. Oscar Parkes, London, England, 1936.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59540.
|121k||Line engraving of USS Indianola published in "Harper's Weekly", 7 February 1863.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58715.
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|190k||USS Indianola running past the Confederate fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 13 February 1863. Line engraving
published in Harper's Weekly, 1863.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59100
|148k||USS Indianola blown up by her Confederate captors, below Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 25 February 1863, upon the appearance
of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter's fake monitor Wooden Dummy. Taken from a sketch by RAdm. Porter, this print is entitled "Dummy Taking a Shoot".
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 53235
|143k||Line engraving after a sketch by Theodore R. Davis, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting the 25 February 1863 operation in which
a dummy ironclad (left) was floated down the Mississippi River by the U.S. Navy, causing the Confederates to destroy the captured ironclad USS Indianola.
CSS Queen of the West is depicted at the right. Ship was sunk at the head of Palmyra island. Then adjacent to the plantation of Jefferson Davis, and
"New Carthage". Shown on this map.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59106
|306k||Ex-USS Indianola under
way in a drawing from the "History of the Confederate States Navy" by J. Thomas Scharf.
Note that the drawing caption is inaccurate as Indianola was never put into service by the Confederacy. Admiral Porter sent a dummy gunboat floating down from Vicksburg with the words “Deluded People Cave In” painted on the paddle wheel housings. Confederate salvagers panicked at the approach of this new “ironclad” and blew up the wreck of the Indianola. The hulk was recovered by the US after the fall of Vicksburg.
|Drawing - Tommy Trampp
Caption - Karl Bacon
|01||Act. Master Shaw, Edward||13 September 1862 - ?|
|02||LT. Brown, George||? - 24 February 1863|
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