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| USS Queen of the West
|199k||"The Federal Ram 'Queen of the West' attacking the Rebel Gun-boat 'Vicksburg' off Vicksburg"
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting the 2 February 1863 attack by the US Ram USS Queen of the West on the Confederate steamer Vicksburg at Vicksburg, MS.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59106.
|89k||Watercolor, initialed "T.C.R.", of US Ram USS Queen of the West operating on the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61917-KN, courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|177k||"The Great Naval Battle before Memphis, June 6, 1862". Engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in "Harper's Weekly",
depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal warships off Memphis, Tennessee. In the foreground, the print depicts the Confederate ships
(from left to right):
CSS General M. Jeff Thompson (shown sinking);
CSS Little Rebel (shown burning);
CSS General Sterling Price;
CSS General Beauregard (shown being jammed by the Ellet Ram
CSS General Bragg (shown aground) and
CSS Colonel Lovell (shown sinking). In the background are the Federal warships (from left to right):
USS Queen of the West;
USS Saint Louis; a tug; and
USS Benton. The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore. Harpers Weekly, 28 June 1862.
Sons of the South - Memphis Naval Battle
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58891
|132k||"Photo Caption "The Queen of the West and the Monarch steamed past the Confederate ironclads at full speed an charged the vessels, the Queen of the West selecting the [Colonel] Lovell near the middle of the enemy's line of battle. The [Colonel] Lovell advanced to meet her, and a mutually destructive collision seemed inevitable; but suddenly the [Colonel] Lovell swerved and headed in shore. The Queen of the West smashed into her such terrific momentum the the Confederate was nearly cut in two, and disappeared in a few minutes."||Tommy Trampp|
|197k||Line engraving after a sketch by Mr. McCullagh, published in "Harper's Weekly", 21 March 1863, depicting the capture of the US Ram USS Queen of the West while she was operating on the Red River, LA., 14 February 1863.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58760 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|89k||Annotated watercolor sketch of the US Ram USS Queen of the West.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61918-KN (Color) from the Friends of Fort DuFort DeRussy, Inc.
|192k||Illustration of US Ram USS Queen of the West underway.
From "The History of the Confederate States Navy" by J. Thomas Scharf.
|53k||USS Queen of the West sketch for publication for "Harpers Weekly". Measures 7.5x3 watercolor and pencil sketch captioned "The Ram Queen of the West".||Tommy Trampp|
| CSS Queen of the West
|186k||"Destruction of the 'Queen of the West' by Union Gun-Boats."
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting CSS Queen of the West being destroyed in Grand Lake, Louisiana, during an attack by USS Estrella (extreme left), USS Calhoun (extreme right) and USS Arizona (second from right), 14 April 1863.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 58759
|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
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
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