Photo #: KN-843 (Color)
Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Oil on canvas (40" x 66") by Xanthus Smith (1839-1929), signed and dated by the artist, 1890.
It depicts the surrender of CSS Tennessee to the Union squadron commanded by Rear Admiral David G. Farragut. Identifiable U.S. Navy ships present include: Winnebago (monitor in the left distance), Chickasaw (monitor in the foreground) and Hartford (Farragut's flagship, in the right center, painted light gray).
Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. Gift of Henry Huddleston Rogers, 1930.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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5 September 2000