Capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865
Watercolor by eyewitness Ensign John W. Grattan, of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter's staff, depicting the storming of the fort, as the bombarding fleet stands offshore. Side-wheel steamer in the center, flying signal flags, is Porter's flagship, USS Malvern. USS New Ironsides is at right. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Grattan Collection. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.