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NH 59256 Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, 7 November 1861

Photo #: NH 59256  Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, 7 November 1861
Title: Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, 7 November 1861
Description: Engraving published in Harper's Weekly, July-December 1861 volume, pages 760-761. It depicts Federal warships, under Flag Officer Samuel F. DuPont, USN, bombarding Fort Beauregard (at right) and Fort Walker (at left). The Confederate squadron commanded by Commodore Josiah Tattnall is in the left center distance. Subjects identified below the image bottom are (from left): tug Mercury, Fort Walker, USS Wabash (DuPont's flagship), Screamer (?), USS Susquehanna, CSS Huntsville, Commo. Tattnall, USS Bienville, USS Pembina, USS Seneca, USS Ottawa, USS Unadilla, USS Pawnee, USS Mohican, USS Isaac Smith, USS Curlew, USS Vandalia, USS Penguin, USS Pocahontas, USS Seminole, Fort Beauregard, USS R.B. Forbes and Rebel Camp. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59256
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