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NH 51303 USS Lehigh

Photo #: NH 51303  USS Lehigh
Title: USS Lehigh
Description: (1863-1904) View on the monitor's deck, probably taken while she was serving on the James River, Virginia, in 1864-65. Probably photographed by the Matthew Brady organization. Note her turret, with a XV Dahlgren smoothbore in one gun port (center) and a smaller gun (probably an 8 Parrott rifle) in the other. Also note armored pilothouse atop the turret, armor plates and turret base ring added to the ship on the basis of combat experience, the 12-pounder Dahlgren howitzer mounted on an iron field carriage, and the bitt in the foreground. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 51303
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