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NH 59003-KN "Gun-Boats Fitting Out at Cincinnati, Ohio, for Government Service on the Mississippi"

Photo #: NH 59003-KN "Gun-Boats Fitting Out at Cincinnati, Ohio, for Government Service on the Mississippi"
Title: "Gun-Boats Fitting Out at Cincinnati, Ohio, for Government Service on the Mississippi"
Caption:
Description: Gun-Boats Fitting Out at Cincinnati, Ohio, for Government Service on the Mississippi Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 1861. This example has been hand-tinted in water colors. The scene represents the conversion of the first timber-clad gunboats for the Western Gunboat Flotilla, in mid-1861. These ships were Conestoga, Lexington and Tyler, two of which are depicted here. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59003-KN
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