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|252k||Sepia wash drawing by F. Muller, circa 1900, depicting Switzerland on the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55829, courtesy of the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|259k||"Colonel Ellet's Ram Fleet on the Mississippi" Line engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in Harper's Weekly, 1862.
Ships in the foreground are:
USS Monarch (letter M between stacks),
USS Queen of the West (with letter Q) and
USS Lioness (letter L). In the left background are:
Switzerland (with letter S on paddlebox),
Lancaster. Note cotton bales stacked on deck to protect boilers.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59007
|502k||"The [Army] Rams Switzerland and Lancaster Running the Blockade at Vicksburg, 25 March 1863". Line engraving
after a sketch by Theodore R. Davis, published in Harper's Weekly, 1863. In this operation, Switzerland (depicted here in the foreground) was disabled by
gunfire from the Vicksburg batteries, but succeeded in passing the city. Lancaster (in the left center distance) was fatally damaged and sank.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59103
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