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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.
|158k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, pages 456-457, depicting a large number of Navy ships off the New York Navy Yard, early in the Civil War.
Vessels shown include (from left to right):
USS North Carolina;
USS R.R. Cuyler;
USS Mount Vernon;
and USS Wabash. A rowing launch is underway in the foreground.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59308
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