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|112k||A Civil War line engravings from Frank Leslie's Illustrated, 1861. The upper engraving depicts the U.S. Potomac Flotilla in the Potomac
between Freestone Point, VA., and Indian Head, MD., to prevent the passage of Confederates from Virginia to Maryland. Features seen include (from left to right):
Tugboat Murray; USS Jacob Bell;
Indian Head, Maryland;
Confederate battery at Freestone Point; and the mouth of the Occoquan River.
The lower engraving depicts a scene in Falls Village, Virginia, which was occupied by Federal troops. It shows Taylor's Tavern and the northern extremity of the town.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH NH 59240
|78k||"Army & Navy Reconnaissance. Tuesday Morning Nov. 5" 1861
Line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume I, page 189, depicting Federal ships investigating Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, prior to their successful attack on Confederate fortifications there.
Ships and other items identified across the bottom of the print include (from left to right):
USS Mercury, with Generals Sherman and Stevens & staff on board;
USS Penguin, with Hilton Head Battery beyond;
USS Pawnee; Broad River (in distance);
CSS Huntress (distance);
USS Seneca; Steamer Screamer (distance);
USS Ottawa with Capt. Rogers & General Wright on board;
Steamer Everglades (distance, beyond Ottawa;
CSS Lady Davis (distance); Beaufort River (distance); Bay Point Battery (distance); USS Curlew; (probably misidentified as no record exists that USS Curlew served with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron) Confederate camp (distance);
USS Isaac Smith.
US Navy photo # NH 59319
|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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