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September 10, 1851 -- Hungary


NH 85238:  USS Mississippi, wash drawing by R.G. Skerritt, 1903.  Courtesy of R.C. Byron.  NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 85238: USS Mississippi, wash drawing by R.G. Skerritt, 1903. Courtesy of R.C. Byron. NHHC Photograph Collection.

The paddle frigate, Mississippi, carried the Governor-President of Hungary Louis Kossuth and other refugees of the overthrown government of the Hungarian Republic from Dardanelles to Gibraltar.  The Governor-President and the other refugees eventually travelled to the United States, but he was unsuccessful in gaining support for his return to power.  Kossuth later returned to Europe and lived in exhile until his death in 1894. 


LC-DIG-pga-07751:   Louis Kossuth, Governor, President of Hungary, print from the original picture by Walter Gould, painted at Kutahya, Asia Minor, July 1851.   Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Caption: LC-DIG-pga-07751: Louis Kossuth, Governor, President of Hungary, print from the original picture by Walter Gould, painted at Kutahya, Asia Minor, July 1851. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

G6031.P3.1896.M8:  Map of Western Europe, 1857.  Drawn by Henry Muller.   Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Caption: G6031.P3.1896.M8: Map of Western Europe, 1857. Drawn by Henry Muller. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

NH 60656:  USS Mississippi, engraving copied from Charles B. Stuart’s “Naval & Mail Steamers of the U.S.”   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 60656: USS Mississippi, engraving copied from Charles B. Stuart’s “Naval & Mail Steamers of the U.S.” NHHC Photograph Collection.
Published: Thu Feb 04 08:28:19 EST 2021