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NH 59103 "The Rams 'Switzerland' and 'Lancaster" Running the Blockade at Vicksburg", 25 March 1863

Photo #: NH 59103  "The Rams 'Switzerland' and 'Lancaster" Running the Blockade at Vicksburg", 25 March 1863
Title: "The Rams 'Switzerland' and 'Lancaster" Running the Blockade at Vicksburg", 25 March 1863
Caption:
Description: Photo #: NH 59103 The Rams 'Switzerland' and 'Lancaster Running the Blockade at Vicksburg, 25 March 1863 Line engraving after a sketch by Theodore R. Davis, published in Harper's Weekly, 1863. In this operation, Switzerland (depicted here in the foreground) was disabled by gunfire from the Vicksburg batteries, but succeeded in passing the city. Lancaster (in the left center distance) was fatally damaged and sank. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59103
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