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|112k||A Civil War line engravings from Frank Leslie's Illustrated, 1861. The upper engraving depicts the U.S. Potomac Flotilla in the Potomac
between Freestone Point, VA., and Indian Head, MD., to prevent the passage of Confederates from Virginia to Maryland. Features seen include (from left to right):
USS Jacob Bell;
Indian Head, Maryland;
Confederate battery at Freestone Point; and the mouth of the Occoquan River.
The lower engraving depicts a scene in Falls Village, Virginia, which was occupied by Federal troops. It shows Taylor's Tavern and the northern extremity of the town.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH NH 59240
|130k||Bombardment of Sewell's Point, Virginia, 8 May 1862.
Print published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement", Norfolk, Virginia, 1907. It depicts USS Monitor (at left) accompanied by the Federal war ships USS Naugatuck, USS Dacotah, USS Seminole and USS Susquehanna (listed in no particular order, and depicted rather inaccurately), firing on the Confederate batteries at Sewell's point, near Norfolk VA.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 58756.
|118k||Published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement, Norfolk, Virginia, 1907". It depicts
CSS Virginia (at left) making her appearance near Craney Island as
USS Monitor (left center) and other Federal warships withdraw after bombarding Sewell's
Point, near Norfolk. The other U.S. Navy ships presented included
USS Seminole and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59213.
|223k||"The Great Expedition -- The Vessels at Anchor at Hampton Roads Previous to the Departure". Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly,
July-December 1861 volume, page 725. It consists of two views of Flag Officer DuPont's squadron at Hampton Roads, VA., prior to leaving, 29 October 1861 to capture Port Royal, S.C.
Ships and geographical features, as identified below the images, are (upper engraving, from left to right):
steamer SS Marion,
steamer SS Ben Deford,
USS Pawnee, and
new ("90-Day") gunboats. (lower engraving, from left to right):
steam tug (foreground),
steamer Winfield Scott,
steamer SS Baltic,
USS R.B. Forbes,
steamer SS Oriental,
steamer SS Matanzas,
steamer SS Philadelphia,
and the Rip Raps.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 59317
|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 Navy photo # NH 59256
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