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|74k||Wash drawing of CSS Manassas by R.G. Skerrett, 1904.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 608
|127k||Pencil sketch of CSS Manassas made by J.A. Chalaron in 1861, after he had visited the ship while she was under conversion in
dock at Algiers, Louisiana.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79598. Donation of Major General Jim Dan Hill, U.S. Army (Retired)
|152k||Blueprint reproduction of a tracing of CSS Manassas made, 9 July 1903, from the original 1861 pencil sketch by J.A. Chalaron.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 46621.
|152k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the Federal blockading fleet near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Also
shown, in left center, is what appears to be CSS Manassas. She attacked Union warships at Southwest Pass, 12 October 1861.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59013.
|140k||"The Battle at the Southwest Pass -- The Ram 'Manassas' attacking the 'Richmond.' -- Sketched by an Officer of the 'Richmond'."
A line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, depicting CSS Manassas attacking USS Richmond near the Head of
Passes, Mississippi River, on 12 October 1861. Other ships depicted include the U.S. sailing sloops of war USS Vincennes and
USS Preble (in left center and at right).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59012
|471k||Lithograph depicting the engagement of CSS Manassas and USS Richmond, 12 October 1861.
Richmond was rammed and seriously damaged. Manassas was also damaged, mainly by the force of her own ramming effort but was repaired.
Engraving from Le Monde Illustre, 1861. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Colored lithograph, published by Currier & Ives, 1862. The original print bears the following descriptive text: "Destruction of the Rebel gunboats, rams and iron clad batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut. The attack was commenced on the 18th of April and continued until the 25th resulting in the capture of Forts Jackson, St. Phillip, Livingston, Pike and the city of New Orleans, as well as the destruction of all the enemy gunboats, rams, floating batteries (iron clad), fire rafts, booms and chains. The enemy with their own hands destroying cotton and shipping valued at from eight to ten millions of dollars. 'The sight of this night attack was awfully grand, the river was lit up with blazing rafts filled with pine knots and the ships seemed to be fighting literally amidst flames and smoke.'" In this view, ships are identified as (starting at top left center, up the river, running down to the right, then across toward the left): Confederate steamers; USS Cayuga (leading the Union column), USS Pensacola, burning confederate steamer, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, USS Mississippi (engaging the ram CSS Manassas), USS Richmond, USS Kineo, USS Hartford (flagship, in collision with a fire raft), USS Brooklyn and USS Winona. A Confederate fire raft is in the lower right. Fort St. Phillip is shown at right and Fort Jackson at left.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|137k||Line engraving published in "Virtue", depicting the battle, which took place on the lower Mississippi River during the night of 24 April 1862.
A key to the forts and specific U.S. and Confederate ships is given at the bottom of the view. The ships include
USS Varuna (in action with Confederate gunboats),
USS Pawnee (not shown),
USS Hartford (Farragut's flagship, with a fire raft alongside),
CSS Louisiana (exploding),
CSS Manassas and Federal mortar vessels.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59071
|184k||Marylander Thomas A Menzies served as an Engineer in the Confederate States Navy aboard the Confederate States Ironclad Ram CSS Manassas. An original note taken from an autograph album while a Prisoner of War , inscribed "Yours Truly Thomas A Menzies C.S Navy. Engineer Steam Ram "Manassas" captured after destruction of said vessel April 28th 1862 Near Forts Jackson and St Philip Mississippi River, La, Bastile Warren June 23rd 1862 Address New Orleans". Menzies also served on the Ironclad CSS Louisiana at New Orleans and the Ironclad CSS Savannah at Savannah, Georgia after POW Exchange.||Tommy Trampp|
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