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After the war he returned to Louisiana, where he became a railroad director, adjutant general of the state, and manager of the Louisiana lottery.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51926
|255k||"Battle of Fort Pillow, 3rd Position" Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in
the United States ... (1877), depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal ironclads near Fort Pillow, Tennessee, 10 May 1862.
Confederate ships, seen at left, include:
CSS Colonel Lovell,
CSS General Beauregard,
CSS General M. Jeff Thompson,
CSS General Bragg,
CSS General Sumter,
CSS Little Rebel and
CSS General Earl van Dorn. The Federal ironclads, in the center and right, are:
USS Mound City,
USS Saint Louis,
USS Cairo and
USS Pittsburgh. A tug is seen in the right foreground.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42755
|177k||"The Great Naval Battle before Memphis, June 6, 1862". Engraving after a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in "Harper's Weekly",
depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal warships off Memphis, Tennessee. In the foreground, the print depicts the Confederate ships
(from left to right):
CSS General M. Jeff Thompson (shown sinking);
CSS Little Rebel (shown burning);
CSS General Sterling Price;
CSS General Beauregard (shown being jammed by the Ellet Ram
CSS General Bragg (shown aground) and
CSS Colonel Lovell (shown sinking). In the background are the Federal warships (from left to right):
USS Queen of the West;
USS Saint Louis; a tug; and
USS Benton. The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore. Harpers Weekly, 28 June 1862.
Sons of the South - Memphis Naval Battle
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58891
|232k||"Closing-Scene of the Naval Engagement Before Memphis, Tennessee., 6 June 1862" Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 1862. Ships shown
are (from left to right):
CSS General Earl Van Dorn (escaping, with the Federal fleet in pursuit);
CSS General Sumter (captured);
CSS General Beauregard (sinking) and
CSS General M. Jeff Thompson (blowing up).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59053
|92k||Line engraving "Appearance of the Rebel Ram Beauregard and Jeff Thompson after the Fight.", off Memphis, TN., 6 June 1862. published in
"Harper's Weekly", 1862. CSS General Beauregard has sunk to her superstructure deck in right center, with smoke still coming from her stack.
A Federal tug is standing by in the right center. CSS General M. Jeff Thompson is burning, with only smoke visible, in the far right background.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59054
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