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|79k||"Panoramic View of the United States Fleet passing the Forts on the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, April 19th, 1862."
Contemporary line engraving published in "The Soldier in our Civil War", Volume I. It depicts the Federal ships shortly before they began the passage of the forts, with the Confederate gunboats waiting upstream. Individual U.S. Navy ships (as identified in text below the engraving) are:
USS John P. Jackson;
USS Hartford (Flagship);
USS Cayuga; and
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59063
Colored lithograph, published by Currier & Ives, 1862. The original print bears the following descriptive text: "Destruction of the Rebel gunboats, rams and iron clad batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut. The attack was commenced on the 18th of April and continued until the 25th resulting in the capture of Forts Jackson, St. Phillip, Livingston, Pike and the city of New Orleans, as well as the destruction of all the enemy gunboats, rams, floating batteries (iron clad), fire rafts, booms and chains. The enemy with their own hands destroying cotton and shipping valued at from eight to ten millions of dollars. 'The sight of this night attack was awfully grand, the river was lit up with blazing rafts filled with pine knots and the ships seemed to be fighting literally amidst flames and smoke.'" In this view, ships are identified as (starting at top left center, up the river, running down to the right, then across toward the left): Confederate steamers; USS Cayuga (leading the Union column), USS Pensacola, burning confederate steamer, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, USS Mississippi (engaging the ram CSS Manassas), USS Richmond, USS Kineo, USS Hartford (flagship, in collision with a fire raft), USS Brooklyn and USS Winona. A Confederate fire raft is in the lower right. Fort St. Phillip is shown at right and Fort Jackson at left.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
|76k||"Bailey in the Cayuga conning through the Confederate River Fleet."
Post-Civil War artwork by J.O. Davidson, depicting USS Cayuga, flagship of the First Division under CAPT. Theodorus Bailey, in action during the battle off Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. The artwork was approved by Admiral David Dixon Porter, who commanded the Federal mortar schooners during this battle.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 42243.
|103k||Wash drawing by R.G. Skerrett, of USS Cayuga, circa 1900. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59788.
|01||LT. Harrison, Napoleon Bonaparte||21 February 1862 - 29 May 1862|
|02||CDR. Fairfax, Donald M. N.||29 May 1862 - 14 January 1963|
|03||LCDR. McDermut, David A. (KIA, 18 April 1863)||14 January 1963 - 18 April 1863|
|04||Act. Master Percy, Ezekiel D.||18 April 1863 - 27 June 1863|
|05||LCDR. Dana, William H.||27 June 1863 - 20 April 1864|
|06||LCDR. Wilson, Henry||20 April 1864 - 31 July 1865|
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