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|118k||"Reconnaissance of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, on the Mississippi, by Gun-boats from Flag-officer Farragut's Squadron"
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the attack on the obstructions below the forts, 20 April 1862. US Navy gunboats shown in right center are USS Itasca and USS Pinola. Further to the right are USS Kennebec and USS Winona. Fort Jackson is shown at far right, with Confederate gunboats beyond.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59066
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|156k|| Flag Officer Farragut ship's passing Fort Morgan during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Drawing from the book
"Under Both Flags" Veteran Publishing Co., © 1896. From left to right:
USS Port Royal
USS Monongahela and
|70k||1864 Civil War CDV Photograph of United States Navy Paymaster's Steward Charles D. Densmore, USS Kennebec||Tommy Trampp|
|118k||Acting Master John J. Butler enlisted in the Union Navy, 18 December 1862, and received his appointment as Acting Ensign,23 December 1862. Upon completion of his instruction he was assigned to the gunboat USS Kennebec in early 1863. In correspondence with the Secretary of the Navy his commanding officer LCDR. William P. McCann noted his “favorable assistance to the wounded” following the Battle of Mobile Bay dated 6 August 1864. On 15 December his was promoted to the rank of Acting Master. On 22 May 1865 he submitted his resignation from active service. He was officially discharged, 18 September 1865, from the Union Navy.||Bill Gonyo|
|142k||Acting Master Henry C. Nields, USN. An original photograph taken in 1863 at about the time he was assigned to USS Kennebec.
Courtesy of both Albert Mordell and Ms. Ella S. Nields of West Chester, PA.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 47522
|01||LT. Russell, John Henry||8 February 1862 - 10 December 1863|
|02||LCDR. McCann, William P.||10 December 1863 - 30 November 1864|
|03||LCDR. Abbott, Trevett||30 November 1864 - 15 June 1865|
|04||Act. Vol. LCDR. Pennington, Lewis W.||15 June 1865 - 9 August 1865|
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