"Discovery of a Rebel Battery and Camp on Vernon River, Ga.", 11 December 1861
Photo #: NH 59310 Discovery of a Rebel Battery and Camp on Vernon River, Ga., 11 December 1861 Sketch by William Crane, artist for Harper's Weekly, presented by the artist to Lieutenant Thomas H. Stevens, Commanding Officer of USS Ottawa. It depicts the U.S. Navy gunboats Seneca, Pembina, Ottawa and steamer Mary Andrew, at the time of Rebel Battery opening fire. The Federal ships were under the command of Commander C.R.P. Rodgers of USS Wabash. This sketch apparently served as the basis for the engraving seen in Photo # NH 59309. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.