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NH 59244 "Burning a Confederate Schooner in Quantico Creek, by a Detachment of the Potomac Flotilla under Lieutenant Harrell."

Photo #: NH 59244  "Burning a Confederate Schooner in Quantico Creek, by a Detachment of the Potomac Flotilla under Lieutenant Harrell."
Title: "Burning a Confederate Schooner in Quantico Creek, by a Detachment of the Potomac Flotilla under Lieutenant Harrell."
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Description: Photo #: NH 59244 Burning a Confederate Schooner in Quantico Creek, by a Detachment of the Potomac Flotilla under Lieutenant Harrell. Engraving published in The Soldier in Our Civil War, Volume I, page 233. This may depict the action of 11 October 1861 in which Lieutenant Abram D. Harrell of USS Union, with three boat crews, cut out and burned a Confederate schooner in Dumfries Creek, on the Potomac River, Virginia. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59244
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