Photo #: NH 59114
"Relief of Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Fla., by the United States Fleet, April 17th 1861"
Line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume I, depicting the scene off Pensacola as USS Powhatan landed Federal troops to reinforce Fort Pickens on 17 April 1861. Features identified in text immediately below the image are (left to right): USS Powhatan, USS Wyandotte, Fort McRae, Entrance to Harbor, Fort Pickens, Encampment of Confederates, Lighthouse, Steamer Illinois and Navy Foundry.
This engraving was originally published in 1861 in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", with text giving an incorrect date in March 1861. See Photo # NH 73732.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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8 July 2004