Photo #: NH 73988
"The Confederate Batteries on the Lower Potomac, Virginia Shore, Opposite Budd's Ferry -- Government Store Schooners Running the Blockade"
Hand colored engraving, "from a sketch by our Special Artist", published in the "Illustrated London News Supplement", 1861.
It depicts Confederate batteries near Quantico, Virginia, firing on U.S. Government supply vessels (a schooner to the left and a sloop in the right center), in mid-1861. The steamer George Page, captured by the Confederates from the U.S. Army in May 1861, is partially visible in the right background, along with the schooner Fairfax.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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24 October 2003