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|72k||Sketch of USS R. B. Forbes from the Library of Congress.||Bill Gonyo|
|223k||"The Great Expedition -- The Vessels at Anchor at Hampton Roads Previous to the Departure". Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly,
July-December 1861 volume, page 725. It consists of two views of Flag Officer DuPont's squadron at Hampton Roads, VA., prior to leaving, 29 October 1861 to capture Port Royal, S.C.
Ships and geographical features, as identified below the images, are (upper engraving, from left to right):
steamer SS Marion,
steamer SS Ben Deford,
USS Pawnee, and
new ("90-Day") gunboats. (lower engraving, from left to right):
steam tug (foreground),
steamer Winfield Scott,
steamer SS Baltic,
USS R.B. Forbes,
steamer SS Oriental,
steamer SS Matanzas,
steamer SS Philadelphia,
and the Rip Raps.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 59317
|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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