Photo #: NH 43866
U.S. Navy Sassacus Class "Double-Ender" Gunboat
Photographed during or soon after the end of the Civil War, circa 1864-65.
Identification Notes: (1) Early catalog destriptions of this photograph mention a letter "W" on the bow of one of this ship's boats. If that is actually the case, the gunboat would be Wyalusing, Wateree or Winooski.
(2) The oval outline on the photograph's mat is similar to that used by photographer C.W. Yates, of Wilmington, N.C., in Photo # NH 51190. Of the three "W"-named ships, only Wyalusing was employed in the North Carolina area, so it is possible that she is seen in this photograph.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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5 November 1999