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|69k||Drawing of USS Vandalia during Commodore Perry's opening up of Japan in 1854.
Courtesy naval-history.net web site.
|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
|117k||"The Blockade of Charleston".
A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, page 599, probably depicting the capture of the blockade runner Arthur Middleton, off Charleston, S.C., 21 August 1861. Arthur Middleton is shown in the center of the view, flying a Confederate flag. USS Vandalia is at left, and USS Roanoke is at right.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59302.
|75k||"Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, 7 November 1861"
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume, pages 760-761.
It depicts Federal warships, under Flag Officer Samuel F. DuPont, USN, bombarding Fort Beauregard (at right) and Fort Walker (at left). The Confederate squadron commanded by Commodore Josiah Tattnall is in the left center distance.
Subjects identified below the image bottom are (from left):
USS Wabash (DuPont's flagship),
steamer Screamer (?),
CSS Huntsville, Commo. Tattnall, (probably misidentified as no record exists that CSS Huntsville served in the defenses of Port Royal, S.C.
USS Isaac Smith,
USS Curlew; (probably misidentified as no record exists that USS Curlew served with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron),
USS R.B. Forbes
and "Rebel Camp".
US Naval History and Heritage Command # NH 59256
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|202k||An authentic signature of Edward Carrington Bowers, a US Navy officer during the war with Mexico who also commanded the sloop-of-war USS Vandalia during the Civil War. The signature is on a check from the US Navy Yard in 1852 and is signed by Edward Carrington Bowers.||Tommy Trampp|
|525k||Honorable Discharge and Obituary of Patrick C. McFadden, US Navy veteran.
Patrick C. McFadden (1824-1901) served in Vandalia from October 1852, through October 1856. He was a native of the area of Kilcar, County Donegal Ireland. His Honorable Discharge from Vandalia, dated October 1856 was given at Kittery, Maine. McFadden received his Citizenship in Norwich, CT. in 1867. He lived in New York City, and retired to Canton, IL. in 1874, and died there in February, 1901. His obituary states he was witness to the opening of Japan during the Matthew G.Perry Expedition, and also posted for 11 months in Shanghai, China with detached duty to the US Consulate with 25 other enlisted men and Officers, which is noted in his sworn Pension Application dated 1898.
|Patrick T. McFadden|
|Model of the sloop-of-war USS Vandalia built entirely from scratch based on plans held in the US National Archives.
Submitted by Tommy Trampp, Courtesy Gene Andes Ship Models
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