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|63k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1948 of the steamship SS Augusta painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63684, courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|186k||"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume. Depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser. US Navy ships as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right:
USS Quaker City,
USS Santiago de Cuba, (listed as "St. Jago de Cuba")
USS Mount Vernon,
USS South Carolina,
USS De Soto,
USS James Adger,
USS Bienville and
USS R.R. Cuyler.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59366.
|139k||Preparing Merchant Vessels for the Blockade", Harper's Weekly, September 7, 1861. Merchant steamers Augusta, James Adger, Florida and Valley City being fitted out for naval service at New York Navy Yard.||Tommy Trampp|
|170k||"Portion of the Naval Expedition, as it appeared on the night of October 16, sailing to Hampton Roads. -- Sketched by an Officer on Board. 1861".
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume, pages 712. It depicts Flag Officer DuPont's squadron en route to capture Port Royal, South Carolina. Ships, all U.S. Navy, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left):
and USS Pembina.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59316
|100k||"The Great Naval Expedition" to capture Port Royal, South Carolina, November 1861. Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December
1861 volume, pages 696-697, depicts Federal warships and transports, under Flag Officer Samuel F. DuPont, USN, departing Hampton Roads, Virginia, en route to Port
Royal. Ships, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left): (illegible),
USS O.M. Pettit,
USS Gem of the Sea,
USS Wabash (DuPont's flagship),
USS Alabama and (illegible).
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 59315
|150k||Rare painting of USS Tecumseh at sea en route to Mobile Bay, accompanied by USS Augusta (right) and USS Eutaw. Oil on canvas (1912) by Xanthus Smith, Captain's Clerk aboard Augusta.||Photo courtesy of Dr. Charles V. Peery via explorersclub.ca. via denix.osd.mil.|
|65k||USS Augusta in European waters, circa 1866-1867.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 57276.
|104k|| Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox (6th from left, 2nd row)
with Russian officers and officers of USS Miantonomoh and USS Augusta, during his visit to Europe in 1866. Others identified in this group are:
CAPT. Alexander Murray, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Augusta (3rd from left, 2nd row); and
CDR. John C. Beaumont, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Miantonomoh (7th from left, 2nd row).
US Naval Historical and Heritage Command photo # NH 50747.
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at Malaga, Spain, 24 December 1866 - 3 January 1867 during her European cruise. The photo was probably taken on 26 December when the log made specific mention of the ship being crowded with visitors. USS Augusta, her companion on the cruise, is in the left background.
Majority text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 21, by LT. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
Photo courtesy of Mrs. William E. Taylor, 1941, from the collection of Medical Inspector William E. Taylor, USN. US Naval Historical and Heritage Command photo # NH 46260
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|75k||George W. Marchant (1844-1912) he received his appointment, 6 April, 1864. He served as an acting masterís mate on the USS Augusta during late stages of the Civil War. He was honorably discharged on 2 September 1866.||Bill Gonyo|
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