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|78k||"Army & Navy Reconnaissance. Tuesday Morning Nov. 5" 1861
Line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume I, page 189, depicting Federal ships investigating Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, prior to their successful attack on Confederate fortifications there.
Ships and other items identified across the bottom of the print include (from left to right):
USS Mercury, with Generals Sherman and Stevens & staff on board;
USS Penguin, with Hilton Head Battery beyond;
USS Pawnee; Broad River (in distance);
CSS Huntress (distance);
USS Seneca; Steamer Screamer (distance);
USS Ottawa with Capt. Rogers & General Wright on board;
Steamer Everglades (distance, beyond Ottawa;
CSS Lady Davis (distance); Beaufort River (distance); Bay Point Battery (distance); USS Curlew; (probably misidentified as no record exists that USS Curlew served with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron) Confederate camp (distance);
USS Isaac Smith.
US Navy photo # NH 59319
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