Photo #: NH 73755
"Arrival of the Steamship Joseph Whitney and Tender, with Troops, Ordnance and Military Stores, at Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, under Commission from the Government of the United States, convoyed by the U.S. Steamer Crusader, on the 23rd of January, 1861"
Line engraving, based on "a sketch by a correspondent", published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", 1861. It depicts one of the measures taken by the Federal Government to reinforce positions in the Gulf of Mexico as the secession crisis deepened. The SS Joseph Whitney is shown in the center, with USS Crusader at right.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 August 2003