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NH 79550-KN The Attack on the Barrier Forts near Canton, China, 21 November 1856.

The Attack on the Barrier Forts near Canton, China, 21 November 1856.
Title: The Attack on the Barrier Forts near Canton, China, 21 November 1856.
Caption: "By the American Squadron, Commodore James Armstrong, Nov. 21st 1856. ... The landing parties were commanded by Captain Foote of the Portsmouth, Captain Bell of the San Jacinto, and Captain Smith of the Levant." Colored lithograph by J.H. Bufford's, Boston, after a sketch by A. Poinsett. Depicting the landing of U.S. sailors and marines from USS SAN JACINTO, PORTSMOUTH, and LEVANT to attack the barrier forts at Canton, China. Two of the ships are supporting the operation with gunfire.
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Catalog #: NH 79550-KN
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Colored lithograph by J.H. Bufford's, Boston, after a sketch by A. Poinsett.
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Original Medium: Color Photo, BW Photo, Lithograph
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