Photo #: NH 2051
"The Bombardment of Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865"
Engraving by T. Shussler, after an artwork by J.O. Davidson, published in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War". It depicts ships of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, prior to the ground assault that captured the fortification.
Identifiable ships include:
USS Monadnock (twin-turret monitor in the right center);
USS Vanderbilt (grey two-stack side-wheel steamer in right foreground); and
USS New Ironsides (at the right end of the main battle line).
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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29 August 2001