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|Wash drawing of USS Westfield by R.G. Skerrett, 1904. Courtesy of the New Jersey Historical Society.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 48488
|Watercolor by Erik Heyl, 1962, of USS Westfield painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume IV. She was originally the civilian ferryboat Westfield, built in 1861. Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63703
|Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, based on a sketch by an officer of USS Mississippi depicting
Commodore Farragut's Squadron and Captain Porter's Mortar Fleet entering the Mississippi River at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, circa 7 April 1862.
Features identified in the engraving's title lines include (from left to right): Light-house on Southwest Pass;
USS Colorado (in left foreground);
USS Pensacola on the bar;
USS Westfield (seen nearly stern-on);
Porter's mortar fleet, heading up the river;
USS Mississippi on the bar;
USS Harriet Lane (side-wheel steamer at the rear of the mortar fleet);
USS Connecticut (in right foreground);
town of Banona.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59059
|Union mortar steamers bombard Fort Jackson at the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. From left to right the ships are
USS USS Westfield,
USS Owasco, and
Signed by J. Davidson. Image from p. 74 of the 1887 book Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Brough Buel, being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers, based upon the Century War Series, volume 2. Courtesy of the British Library from its digital collections.
|"Commander Porter's Mortar Flotilla".
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the mortar schooner flotilla commanded by David Dixon Porter during the April 1862 attack on the forts below New Orleans.
Vessels shown are (from left to right):
USS Adolph Hugel,
USS William Bacon,
USS Oliver H. Lee,
USS C.P. Williams,
USS Henry Janes,
USS George Mangham,
USS Horace Beals,
USS Sarah Bruen,
USS Samuel Rotan,
USS John Griffith,
USS Rachel Seaman,
USS Maria J. Carlton,
USS Sidney C. Jones,
USS T.A. Ward,
USS Sea Foam,
USS Maria A. Wood,
USS Octorara (Porter's flagship) and
USS Matthew Vassar.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59061
|Wood block print of USS Westfield from Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War (New York, c. 1890). Titled "Fire Raft Sent Down the Stream from Fort Jackson to Destroy the Approaching Federal Fleet - The Boats of the Squadron, with Help of the Ferryboat "Westfield" Towing it away from the Federal Vessels"
|"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
|Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863. USS Harriet Lane is shown in the left distance,
under attack by the Confederate gunboats Neptune and Bayou City. The grounded USS Westfield is at
right, being blown up to prevent capture. USS Owasco is in the center of the view.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 59141
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