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USS Carondelet (1862-1865) --
Actions and Activities after April 1862

This page features views of USS Carondelet's actions and activities from May 1862 through the end of the Civil War.

For additional images of USS Carondelet, see: USS Carondelet (1862-1865).


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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Photo #: NH 2049

"Battle of Fort Pillow, First position"


Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's "Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States ..." (1877), depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal ironclads near Fort Pillow, Tennessee, 10 May 1862.
Confederate ships, seen at right, include (from left to right): General Earl Van Dorn, General Sterling Price, General Bragg, General Sumter and Little Rebel.
The Federal ironclads, in the center and left, are (from left to right): Mound City, Carondelet and Cincinnati. A Federal mortar boat is by the river bank in the lower right.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 42755

"Battle of Fort Pillow, 3rd Position"


Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's "Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States ..." (1877), depicting the action between the Confederate River Defense Fleet and Federal ironclads near Fort Pillow, Tennessee, 10 May 1862.
Confederate ships, seen at left, include: Colonel Lovell, General Beauregard, General M. Jeff Thompson, General Bragg, General Sumter, Little Rebel and General Earl van Dorn.
The Federal ironclads, in the center and right, are: Carondelet, Cincinnati, Mound City, Benton, Saint Louis, Cairo and Pittsburg. A tug is seen in the right foreground.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 435 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 42365

"Brilliant Naval Victory on the Mississippi River, Near Fort Wright, May 10th 1862"

"By the Union Flotilla of 6 Gunboats, commanded by Com. C.H. Davis, and the Rebel fleet of 8 Iron-clads, under Hollins. The action lasted one hour. Two of the Rebel gunboats were blown up and one sunk, when the remainder retired precipitately under the guns of the fort."

Lithograph by Currier & Ives, New York, providing a curious (and quite inaccurate) view of the action off Fort Pillow in which the Confederate River Defense Fleet, under Captain James E. Montgomery, attacked Federal gunboats.
The print identifies the following ships (from left to right): CSS "Mallory" (a non-existent vessel, shown sinking); CSS Louisiana (an ironclad that had already been destroyed by this time); USS Cincinnati; USS Benton; USS Cairo; USS Carondelet; USS Saint Louis; and USS Conestoga.

Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 1936.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 42367

"The Total Annihilation of the Rebel Fleet by the Federal Fleet under Commodore Davis."

"On the Morning of June 6th 1862, off Memphis, Ten."

Lithograph by Middleton, Strobridge & Co.
In the foreground, the print depicts the Confederate ships (from left to right): General M. Jeff Thompson (shown sinking); Little Rebel (shown burning); General Sterling Price; General Beauregard (shown being rammed by the Ellet Ram Monarch); General Bragg (shown aground) and Colonel Lovell (shown sinking).
In the background are the Federal warships (from left to right): Queen of the West; Cairo; Carondelet; Louisville; Saint Louis; a tug; and Benton.
The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 73377

CSS Arkansas engaging USS Carondelet, 15 July 1862


Line engraving published in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War", Volume III, page 574.
This action, which took place in the Yazoo River, Mississippi, left Carondelet seriously damaged.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 2039

"Battle between the Carondelet and Arkansas"


Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's "Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States ..." (1877), depicting USS Carondelet in action with CSS Arkansas on the Yazoo River, Mississippi, 15 July 1862.
Walke commanded Carondelet at this time.
Note that Arkansas is depicted with greatly exaggerated freeboard.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 59041

"Reception of General Michael Corcoran, by the Mayor and Citizens of New York City, August 22, 1862, on His Release from the Confederate Prison, in which he had been Confined One Year"
(upper engraving)
and
"Action Between the CSS Arkansas and the USS Carondelet at the Mouth of the Yazoo River, July 15, 1862"

Contemporary line engravings published in "The Soldier in the Civil War", Volume I.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 76557-KN (Color)

"Admiral Porter's Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863."

Colored lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, 1863.
Ships depicted are (from the front to the rear, all USS except as noted)): Benton (Flagship); Lafayette with General Price alongside; Louisville; Mound City; Pittsburg; Carondelet; transports Silver Wave, Forest Queen & Henry Clay; and Tuscumbia.
Text under the print's title is quoted in Photo # NH 76557-KN (Complete Caption).

Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Beverley R. Robinson Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 1852

"Battle of Grand Gulf, First position, R. Ad. D.D. Porter Commanding"


Engraving published in Rear Admiral Henry Walke's "Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States ..." (1877), depicting U.S. Navy ironclads engaging Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, 29 April 1863.
U.S. ships present, as identified on the print, are (from left-center to right): Benton, Tuscumbia, Pittsburg, Lafayette, Louisville, Saint Louis and Carondelet.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 51799

Red River Campaign, 1864


Rear Admiral Porter's fleet above the falls at Alexandria, Louisiana, awaiting the rise of the river, circa May 1864.
Ships moored along the far river bank include (from left to right): ironclad Mound City, two "City" class ironclads (either Carondelet, Louisville or Pittsburg), transport William H. Brown, steamer Benefit, tug Dahlia and ironclad Neosho (in the distance, barely visible).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 

For additional images of USS Carondelet, see: USS Carondelet (1862-1865).


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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New images added and page redefined 5 March 2000