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|72k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1947, of SS Bienville, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume I. Built at Brooklyn, New York, in 1860, this steamer served as USS Bienville in 1861-1867.
US Navy photo NH 63868 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|160k||Rhode Island Artillery landing from the steamer USS Bienville at Washington Arsenal, 25 April 1861.
Sketched by Harper's Weekly special artist.
"Harper's Weekly, 18 May 1861"
|186k||"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume. Depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser. US Navy ships as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right:
USS Quaker City,
USS Santiago de Cuba, (listed as "St. Jago de Cuba")
USS Mount Vernon,
USS South Carolina,
USS De Soto,
USS James Adger,
USS Bienville and
USS R.R. Cuyler.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59366.
|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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