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|113k||A Civil War Print - "The Guardship "Savannah"
Print of USS Savannah at anchor.
From "The Soldier in our Civil War", by Frank Leslie, 1884.
|158k||Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, pages 456-457, depicting a large number of Navy ships off the New York Navy Yard, early in the Civil War.
Vessels shown include (from left to right):
USS North Carolina;
USS R.R. Cuyler;
USS Mount Vernon;
and USS Wabash. A rowing launch is underway in the foreground.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59308
|47k||Unknown artist's rendition of USS Savannah, probably in the 19th century, giving an impression of the maze of standing (fixed) and running (movable) rigging that supported a sailing ship's masts and yards and controlled the movement of her sails. This drawing gives a clearer idea of Savannah's hull than do many photographs of the period; the dull black paint used on wooden warships often makes hull detail indistinguishable.
Photo and text taken from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
|134k||Naval Skirmish between the Rebel Iron-plated War Steamer CSS Patrick Henry), and a
portion of the Federal Fleet anchored in James River, Va., off Newport News. Line engraving published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated, 1861. It probably depicts the action
of 13 September 1861. Ships shown are (from left to right):
CSS Patrick Henry,
USS Savannah and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59210
|111k||Union blockaders off the entrance to Savannah, Georgia, 1861
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, page 797, depicting USS Savannah, USS Flag and the steamer McClellan off shore, with Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Pulaski in the background. Also shown are hulks sunk to block the channel.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59283
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