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|108k||Nineteenth Century photograph of a painting of SS Yorktown underway prior to the Civil War, circa 1853-61.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42233
|63k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1948 of SS Yorktown painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63843, courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|CSS Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry, born in Hanover Co., Va., in 1736, was licensed to practice law in 1760 and became an immediate success. On 20 May 1765 he became a member of the House of Burgesses, defending the western and northern counties against the tidewater region. He was the leader of a new party between 1765 and 1770, thereafter consolidating the opposition to Great Britian.
Chosen delegate to the first Continental Congress, he supported radical, nationalistic measures. On 20 March 1775, at an assembly meeting in Richmond, he uttered his famous saying "Give me liberty, or give me death." In May 1776 he was elected Governor of Virginia and twice reelected. He was Governor again 1784–86. He died at Red Hill Plantation, Charlotte Co., Va., 1799.
Photo & text courtesy of senate.gov
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|91k||Wash drawing by Clary Ray, circa 1898 of CSS Patrick Henry underway.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 57517
|134k||Naval Skirmish between the Rebel Iron-plated War Steamer CSS Patrick Henry), and a
portion of the Federal Fleet anchored in James River, Va., off Newport News. Line engraving published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated, 1861. It probably depicts the action
of 13 September 1861. Ships shown are (from left to right):
CSS Patrick Henry,
USS Savannah and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59210
|134k||""Steamer Yorktown as she appeared in the Skirmish off Newport News, September 13, 1861."
Engraving published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", 1861. Taken over by the Confederacy earlier in the year, Yorktown had been renamed Patrick Henry by September 1861. This depiction is rather inaccurate.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42234
|124k||Photographically reproduced sketch of CSS Patrick Henry as the Confederate States Navy's school ship, with the James River Squadron, 1863-65. The original is inscribed with the name of Midshipman John Thomas Scharf, CSN, who served in Patrick Henry in 1863 and again in 1864-65.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42807
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