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|294k||US Navy ships of the Japanese Squadron, established to promote free trade with Japan in 1852. From left to right:
USS St. Mary's,
USS Mississippi and
From ~ The Archive of the Old Print Man ~ "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion", Boston, 1852.
|235k||Print of USS Mississippi under way while part of COMO Perry's Squadron during the opening of Japan and a First Day Cover honoring Mississippi admission to the Union in February 1817.||Tommy Trampp|
|33k||Print of USS Mississippi under way while part of COMO Perry's Squadron during the opening of Japan, as seen through Japanese eyes.
Courtesy naval-history.net web site
|134k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, based on a sketch by an officer of USS Mississippi depicting
Commodore Farragut's Squadron and Captain Porter's Mortar Fleet entering the Mississippi River at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, circa 7 April 1862.
Features identified in the engraving's title lines include (from left to right): Light-house on Southwest Pass;
USS Colorado (in left foreground);
USS Pensacola on the bar;
USS Westfield (seen nearly stern-on);
Porter's mortar fleet, heading up the river;
USS Mississippi on the bar;
USS Harriet Lane (side-wheel steamer at the rear of the mortar fleet);
USS Connecticut (in right foreground);
town of Banona.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59059
|79k||"Panoramic View of the United States Fleet passing the Forts on the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, April 19th, 1862."
Contemporary line engraving published in "The Soldier in our Civil War", Volume I. It depicts the Federal ships shortly before they began the passage of the forts, with the Confederate gunboats waiting upstream. Individual U.S. Navy ships (as identified in text below the engraving) are:
USS John P. Jackson;
USS Hartford (Flagship);
USS Cayuga; and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59063
Colored lithograph, published by Currier & Ives, 1862. The original print bears the following descriptive text: "Destruction of the Rebel gunboats, rams and iron clad batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut. The attack was commenced on the 18th of April and continued until the 25th resulting in the capture of Forts Jackson, St. Phillip, Livingston, Pike and the city of New Orleans, as well as the destruction of all the enemy gunboats, rams, floating batteries (iron clad), fire rafts, booms and chains. The enemy with their own hands destroying cotton and shipping valued at from eight to ten millions of dollars. 'The sight of this night attack was awfully grand, the river was lit up with blazing rafts filled with pine knots and the ships seemed to be fighting literally amidst flames and smoke.'" In this view, ships are identified as (starting at top left center, up the river, running down to the right, then across toward the left): Confederate steamers; USS Cayuga (leading the Union column), USS Pensacola, burning confederate steamer, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, USS Mississippi (engaging the ram CSS Manassas), USS Richmond, USS Kineo, USS Hartford (flagship, in collision with a fire raft), USS Brooklyn and USS Winona. A Confederate fire raft is in the lower right. Fort St. Phillip is shown at right and Fort Jackson at left.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|137k||Line engraving published in "Virtue", depicting the battle, which took place on the lower Mississippi River during the night of 24 April 1862.
A key to the forts and specific U.S. and Confederate ships is given at the bottom of the view. The ships include
USS Varuna (in action with Confederate gunboats),
USS Pawnee (not shown),
USS Hartford (Farragut's flagship, with a fire raft alongside),
CSS Louisiana (exploding),
CSS Manassas and Federal mortar vessels.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59071
|382k||The Union frigate USS Mississippi attempts to ram the Confederate ironclad CSS Manassas,
during the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
"Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers, based upon “the Century War Series", Vol. 2., pg. 71., 1887.
|74k||USS Mississippi and USS Kingfisher at Passe a L'Outre New Orleans, 1 January 1863.
Sketch print from a 1863 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine.
|2196k||Print of USS Mississippi at sea, date and location unknown.
US Navy print.
|306k||Print of USS Mississippi at anchor, date and location unknown..Photo from the LSU Library Suydam Collection
|77k||Print of USS Mississippi underway, date and location unknown.
Courtesy naval-history.net web site
|169k||USS Mississippi 20¢ Stamp, Marshall Islands, 1997.
Great Fighting Ships of the 50 States appear on a sheet of stamps issued by the Marshall Islands to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the US Department of the Navy in 1798.
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