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NH 61933 IX-inch Dahlgren Smooth-bore Gun

Photo #: NH 61933  IX-inch Dahlgren Smooth-bore Gun
Title: IX-inch Dahlgren Smooth-bore Gun
Description: on a slide-pivot mounting With its crew at their stations, on board a U.S. Navy gunboat during the Civil War. Photographed by Matthew Brady. Note anti-boarding netting; ship's wheel at left; cartridge boxes, cutlasses and revolvers worn by some men; gun-handling equipment and Marine by the rear of the gun. Many sources incorrectly identify this ship as USS Mendota (1864-1867), which did not have a gun of this type in the location seen. It is possible that the ship is USS Miami (1862-1865), which did carry IX-inch guns at the extreme bow and stern. See Photo #s NH 46255 and NH 60873 for views of Miami showing similar details. The original negative is # 111-B-374 in the National Archives. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 61933
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