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Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Print shows a perspective rendering of the bombardment of Havana by British ships and the landing of English troops where the fortress wall has been breeched to capture the city. Title from item. Caption contin... more

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les anglois en 1762

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les anglois en 1762

Print shows a perspective rendering of the bombardment of Havana by British ships and the landing of English troops where the fortress wall has been breeched to capture the city. Title from item. Caption contin... more

Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement; ships in background display "Dont tread upon me" and "Liberty Tree - A... more

The taking of Miss Mud I'land

The taking of Miss Mud I'land

Print shows a female figure as the Mud Island fortress, Fort Mifflin, with two flags on her bonnet, astride a cannon firing on the British warship "Isis"; also show the "Somerset", "Roebuck", "Eagle", and the "... more

The Phoenix and the Rose engaged by the enemy's fire ships and galleys on the 16 Augst. 1776 / engrav'd from the original picture by S. Serres from a sketch of Sir James Wallace's.

The Phoenix and the Rose engaged by the enemy's fire ships and galleys...

Print shows American ships attacking the British warships Phoenix and Rose on the Hudson River in New York. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Bri... more

Campagne du Vice-Amiral [sic] Cte. d'Estaing en Amêrique, commandant une escadre de 12 vaisseaux de 4 fregattes, sortie de Toulon le 13 avril 1778

Campagne du Vice-Amiral [sic] Cte. d'Estaing en Amêrique, commandant u...

Campaign in America of Vice-Admiral Count D'Estaing, commanding a squadron of 12 vessels and 4 frigates which left Toulon, April 13, 1778, during the revolution. The squadron gaining entrance to the Bay of Rhod... more

[Emblematical print adapted to the times]

[Emblematical print adapted to the times]

Print shows Britannia conferring with Neptune over the upstart America; they sit on the shore, presumably of England, and point to a man seated on the opposite shore holding a striped flag with 26 (13 white and... more

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement. Title from item. Illus. in: Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa... more

Iohn Paul Iones, commander of a squadron in the service of the thirteen United States of North America, 1779

Iohn Paul Iones, commander of a squadron in the service of the thirtee...

Print shows John Paul Jones, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, standing, wearing uniform, holding telescope cradled in right arm, left hand on anchor, with naval battle scene in the background.

The sea fight between Keppel and d'Orvilliers

The sea fight between Keppel and d'Orvilliers

Print shows a depiction of the naval engagement between the British fleet under Admiral Keppel and the French fleet under Count d'Orvilliers; framed with elaborate border. Title from item. Engraved for Cowley's... more

Quatre positions de la flotte française et positions de la flotte anglaise.

Quatre positions de la flotte française et positions de la flotte angl...

Scale not given. Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1021 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ... more

The defeat of the Spanish fleet under Don Juan de Langara, by Sir George Brydges Rodney, Decr. 16th 1779, off Cape St. Vincent - most humbly inscribed to Prince William Henry

The defeat of the Spanish fleet under Don Juan de Langara, by Sir Geor...

Print shows a naval battle between the British fleet, under the command of Sir George Brydges Rodney, and a much smaller Spanish fleet, under the command of Don Juan de Langara, off Cape Saint Vincent, Portugal... more

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forces

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forc...

Print shows Esek Hopkins, full-length portrait, wearing military uniform, holding sword at left side, two pistols in his belt. He is standing on shore, pointing to his left, with ships in the background. Title ... more

The Battle at La Hogue / painted by B. West, historical painter to His Majesty ; engraved by W. Woollett, engraver to His Majesty.

The Battle at La Hogue / painted by B. West, historical painter to His...

Print shows engagement of British, Dutch, and French fleets in the battle at La Hogue (Barfleur, France), in the English Channel, with close combat in row boats in the foreground. Title from item. At head of ti... more

Count De Grasse

Count De Grasse

François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Comte de Grasse, full-length portrait, wearing uniform with hat, holding sword, standing, facing left, against studio backdrop showing ships during battle.

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted / Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp.

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington...

Print shows six ships in line flying the French flag, however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn. Title from item. Engraved... more

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington, Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington...

Print shows six ships in line flying the French flag, however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn. At the bottom, shows an o... more

Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la guerre qui a procure l'Indépendance aux Etats unis de l'Amérique Précis de cette guerre N. Ponce, inv. et sculp

Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la guerre ...

Print shows the title page with vignettes of various naval battles in which the British were engaged during the American Revolution; also shows the capture of Mobile by the Spanish under by Bernardo de Gálvez, ... more

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 N. Ponce, inv. et sculpsit

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 N. Po...

Print shows eight battle scenes from the American Revolutionary War on oval medallions with ribbons identifying and dating the battles and two additional scenes as panels on the base supporting the medals and d... more

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 / N. Ponce, inv. et sculpsit.

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 / N. ...

Print shows ten battle scenes from the American revolutionary war, from the battle of Trenton in December 1776 to the victory of Comte de Grimouard, commander of the Scipion, in the West Indies in November 1782... more

Lord Rodney

Lord Rodney

Print shows George Brydges Rodney, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing uniform; medallion on pedestal with nameplate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain, a... more

Lord Robert Manners mortally wounded, on board the Resolution, in the memorable engagement between Admiral Rodney & Count de Grasse, in the West Indies, the 12th of April 1782 / Metz delin. ; Grignion sculp.

Lord Robert Manners mortally wounded, on board the Resolution, in the ...

Print shows a group of sailors attending to Lord Robert Manners during battle between the British fleet and the French fleet in the West Indies. Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus... more

Suffrein / Walker sculpt.

Suffrein / Walker sculpt.

Print shows Pierre André de Suffren de Saint-Tropez, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, wearing uniform; medallion with nameplate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Sp... more

Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Rodney, after being defeated by that gallant commander in the West Indies, on April 12th 1782 / Metz delin. ; Fiegl sculp.

Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Ro...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. in: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : Pr... more

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in which is represented her relative position to the Tripolitan gunboats ...

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in whi...

Photograph shows Tripolitan gun boats firing on the U.S.S. Philadelphia and during the Tripolitan Wars, 1803. Title from item. Original engraving by Charles Denoon not in LC collection, which has only a blac... more

The Burning of the fregate the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli ...

The Burning of the fregate the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli ....

Photograph of original engraving by John b. Guerrazzi shows the United States frigate Philadelphia aflame during the First Tripolitan War, 1803. Title from item. Original engraving not in LC collection, which ... more

A few small temples still retain their lines of classic beauty. With the recollection of Greece's ancient glory one may spend pleasant hours in the Acropolis The prime minister, Colonel Gonatas of the Revolutionary Government tells Mr. Carpenter what fun it is to boss generals about when only a colonel

A few small temples still retain their lines of classic beauty. With t...

Photographs show ruins of the Acropolis and Frank Carpenter with the Prime Minister of Greece, Colonel Stylianos Gonatas, Athens, Greece. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. Written ... more

Hornet sinking the Peacock

Hornet sinking the Peacock

Print shows the American warship Hornet sinking the HMS Peacock during battle on February 24, 1813, with sailors in rowboats, abandoning ship. In decorative border with anchors, American flags, ship rigging, an... more

Le Combat naval, gloire Américaine / Garneray,del ; Coquerel,sc.

Le Combat naval, gloire Américaine / Garneray,del ; Coquerel,sc.

Print shows the U.S. Constitution and HBM Java, her masts and sails destroyed, after a battle during the War of 1812. Title from item. Reference copy in LOT 4413A.

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

Capture of H.B.M. Frigate Macedonian, Capt. J.S. Carden by the U.S. frigate United States, Stephen Decatur, Esqr., Commander / painted by T. Birch, A.C.S.A. & P.A. ; engraved by B. Tanner, A.C.S.A.

Capture of H.B.M. Frigate Macedonian, Capt. J.S. Carden by the U.S. fr...

Print shows British frigate Macedonian, her masts and sails destroyed, being fired upon by the U.S. frigate United States during the War of 1812. 59P U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscription: To Comm... more

Ship United States

Ship United States

Detail drawing showing how the hull of the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, sails in the water.

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Genl. Drummond and Sir T. Yeo, Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814 / / By Capt. Steele. 2d. Battn. Royal Marines

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Ge...

Seascape drawing shows British sailors leaving their ships and rowing toward Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Marines, under Lieutenant General Sir George Gordo... more

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry, his officers and gallant crews, by their humble servant James Webster - second view / drawn by Sully and Kearney ; etched by C. Tiebout ; & engraved by G. Murray ; printed by Rogers and Esler.

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscrib...

Print shows many ships from the stern engaged in battle on Lake Erie. Title from item. Entered according to Act of Congress the 26 July 1815 by Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co., and J. Webster of the State of Pennsylvania.

Com. MacDonough's victory on Lake Champlain Sept. 11th 1814 / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Com. MacDonough's victory on Lake Champlain Sept. 11th 1814 / M. Cornè...

Print shows the battle on Lake Champlain and the land battle at Plattsburgh, 1814, Sept. 11.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty...

Print shows rowboats towing the USS Constitution away from the British fleet as the British frigate Belvidera fires it's cannons. In the background, rowboats tow the British frigate Shannon. Other ships in the ... more

Enterprise and Boxer

Enterprise and Boxer

Print shows the American warship Enterprise engaged in battle with HMS Boxer. In decorative border with anchors, American flags, ship rigging, an eagle, and cameo portraits of two ships. Title from item.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Baronet, K.C.B. Commander of his Majesty's ship, the Shannon, in the attack, boarding, and capture of the American frigate, the Chesapeake ... / manufactured by S. Hougham & Co. ; Henry Meyer execudit.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Phili...

Print shows a design for a silver plateau containing laurels, Nereids, Triton, Neptune, Liberty, Victory, Commerce, and Britannia encircling HMS Shannon at sea. Title from item.

First view of Com. Perry's victory / M. Cornè ; W.B. Annin sc.

First view of Com. Perry's victory / M. Cornè ; W.B. Annin sc.

Print shows American warships under the command of Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry, firing on British warships during the Battle of Lake Erie. Title from item. Printed above image: Engraved for the Naval Monument. ... more

Second view of Com. Perry's victory / M. Cornè p. ; W.B. Annin sc.

Second view of Com. Perry's victory / M. Cornè p. ; W.B. Annin sc.

Print shows American warships under the command of Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry, firing on British warships during the Battle of Lake Erie. Title from item. Printed above image: Engraved for the Naval Monument. ... more

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. Kimberly sc.

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. ...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, the last remaining mast is falling, in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships. Title from item. Printed b... more

United States squadron under Com. Bainbridge returning triumphant from the Mediterranean in 1815 / J.B. Fanning des. ; G.G. Smith sc.

United States squadron under Com. Bainbridge returning triumphant from...

Print shows the American squadron at sea, includes, on the left, Macedonian, Firefly, Torch, Boxer, at center, Independence, Spark, Saranac, Enterprize, Lynx, and on the right, Congress, Chippewa, Spitfire, and... more

Combat dans la mer du nord, 2 Octobre 1706 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Skelton.

Combat dans la mer du nord, 2 Octobre 1706 / peint par Gudin ; gravé p...

Naval battle between French and British ships in the North Sea. Diagraphe et pantographe-Gavard. Gal'rie hist'que de Versailles. Sie. III Son 3.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Chavanne.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Ch...

Naval battle between French and British ships in the North Sea.

M'Donough's victory on Lake Champlain - after an action of 2 hours, & 2 minutes lith. & pub. by Sarony & Major, 99 Nassau near Fulton St., N.York

M'Donough's victory on Lake Champlain - after an action of 2 hours, & ...

Print showing battleships engaged in battle on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. 174 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink at bottom: Deposited in the Cle... more

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRae.

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRa...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships. Title from item.

Desperate conflict of American seamen under Decatur, on boarding a Tripolitan corsair / Whitney and Jocelyn sc; Darley, fecit.

Desperate conflict of American seamen under Decatur, on boarding a Tri...

Illustration shows Stephen Decatur and his men fighting hand-to-hand fight on board a Tripolitan gunboat during the First Barbary War. Title from item. Illus. in: Life and death on the ocean: a collection of ex... more

Sebastopol from the sea - sketched from the deck of H.M.S. Sidon / W. Simpson delt. ; T. Picken lith.

Sebastopol from the sea - sketched from the deck of H.M.S. Sidon / W. ...

Print shows sailors and cannons on deck of the H.M.S. Sidon, with a distant view of the forts and other buildings in Sevastopolʹ. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in the east : Dedicated by permission... more

President and Plantagenet

President and Plantagenet

Print shows the USS President sailing to the left, in the foreground, and the HMS Plantagenet, on the right, in the background. Title from item. Inscribed below image: "President". Published in The Naval battle... more

Battle between the United States and the Macedonian / painted by Chappel ; engraved by Duthie.

Battle between the United States and the Macedonian / painted by Chapp...

Print shows the warship United States, on the right, firing at HMS Macedonian on the left. Title from item. From the original picture in the possession of the Publishers.

Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere / painted by Alonzo Chappel ; engraved by James D. Smillie.

Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere / painted by Alonzo ...

Print shows the Constitution and the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, at sea in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships. Title from item.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Print shows HMS Guerriere without masts in the aftermath of battle with the USS Constitution. Title from item.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie / J.R. Chapin ; F.F. Walker.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie / J.R. Chapin ; F.F. Walker...

Print shows Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry behind a cannon aboard ship during the Battle of Lake Erie, with men waving hats, and a rooster perched on an unattended cannon.

The lost ship - a ballad / J.B.N. ; John Bufford's Lith. Boston.

The lost ship - a ballad / J.B.N. ; John Bufford's Lith. Boston.

Print shows a music sheet cover with the warship Epervier smashing up on rocks on her return trip from Algiers with prisoners and soldiers from the United States war with Algiers in 1815. Title from item. Copyr... more

Revenue cutter

Revenue cutter

Sketch of steamship. Title inscribed below image. Revenue Cutter Service was forerunner of Coast Guard. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.47). Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Cutting out a ship

Cutting out a ship

Frigate surrounded by smaller boats in foreground. Title inscribed above image. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.110) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Alliance, blockade runner

Alliance, blockade runner

Broadside view of steamship. Title inscribed below image. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.94) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie. "Ready! All ready your honor" / J.R. Chapin ; W. Ridgway.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie. "Ready! All ready your hon...

Print shows Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry speaking to gunners aboard ship during the Battle of Lake Erie.

Revenue cutter

Revenue cutter

Two ships with partial sketch of a third. Title inscribed below image. Revenue Cutter Service was forerunner of Coast Guard. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.46). Forms part of: Morgan collection of Ci... more

Captured steamer used as a picket boat St. Johns River

Captured steamer used as a picket boat St. Johns River

Broadside view. Title inscribed below image. Inscribed upper right: 74. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.341) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Three ships at sea]

[Three ships at sea]

Title devised. Formerly Waud no. C-20. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.947) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Minnesota--probably

Minnesota--probably

Unfinished broadside view, cannons protruding, stern damaged.

Minnesota

Minnesota

The steam frigate Minnesota surrounded by small boats and ships. Title inscribed lower left. Beneath the drawing is mounted a miniature wood engraving of the Cruiser Shenandoah. Several sketches of small boats ... more

Capture of a blockade runner

Capture of a blockade runner

Broadside view of two steamships in storm. Title inscribed lower left. Inscribed above image: Clouds and steam mixing up in masses/raining. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.355) Forms part of: Morgan c... more

Point of Rocks, Appomattox River

Point of Rocks, Appomattox River

Photograph showing the high rock cliff known as Point of Rocks projecting out into the channel of the Appomattox River. Title from item.

Indian Head, Md.

Indian Head, Md.

Ships and sailboats on the Potomac. Title devised. Inscribed within image, from left to right: Tug boat Murrey; Jacob Riels of U.S.; Indian Head, Md.; Yankee; Rugrun [?]; Satelite; Imoluch [?]; Seminole; Freest... more

[Page from Harper's Weekly, June 29, 1861, including four prints and text]

[Page from Harper's Weekly, June 29, 1861, including four prints and t...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v.5, no. 235 (1861 June 29), p. 413.

[Ship deck with sailors and cannons]

[Ship deck with sailors and cannons]

Photograph possibly by George H. Houghton, photographer of other photographs in this album and fellow resident of Mead's in Brattleboro, Vermont. Houghton worked as a photographer at Camp Griffin and in the Tid... more

Prize brig captured at Hatteras Inlet.

Prize brig captured at Hatteras Inlet.

Broadside view of frigate. Title inscribed below image. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.93) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

On the Carolina coast nr. Hatteras

On the Carolina coast nr. Hatteras

Shipwreck, figure and flotsam in foreground. Title inscribed below image. Faint image of man carrying yoke, inscribed below image: Woods[awyer?] Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.62) Forms part of: Morg... more

Submarine Infernal machine intended to destroy the "Minnesota"

Submarine Infernal machine intended to destroy the "Minnesota"

A submarine and a sailing ship. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 253 (1861 Nov. 2), p. 701.

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched at noon on 31st October, 1861, from the deck of the steamer "Matanzas."  The bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Inlet, South Carolina, November 7, 1861 / sketched by our special artist on board the "Mercury."

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched ...

Two panoramic views showing Union ships on way to Beaufort, South Carolina and bombardment of forts in Beaufort. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 257 (1861 Nov. 30), pp. 760-761.

Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks

Photograph showing boats in the Appomattox River docked at the high rock cliff known as Point of Rocks. A signal tower is in the distance. Title from item.

The expedition to Beaufort - before the attack

The expedition to Beaufort - before the attack

Illustration shows three scenes of naval warfare off the coast of South Carolina during the Civil War. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5 (1861 Nov. 30), p. 757.

The Battle at the southwest pass - the ram "Manassas" attacking the "Richmond"

The Battle at the southwest pass - the ram "Manassas" attacking the "R...

Sketched by an officer of the "Richmond". From: Harper's weekly, 1861 Dec. 7, p. 773.

U.S. Sloop "Pensacola"

U.S. Sloop "Pensacola"

Photograph showing Civil War vessel in harbor, near dock.

The blockade of Charleston

The blockade of Charleston

Three sailing ships: "Vandalia", the prize "Arthur Middleton", and "Roanoke". Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 247 (1861 Sept. 21), p. 599.

The Battle at the southwest pass - retreat of the rebel flotilla

The Battle at the southwest pass - retreat of the rebel flotilla

Sketched by an officer of the "Richmond". From: Harper's weekly, 1861 Dec. 7, p. 773.

Confederate iron-clad Stonewall

Confederate iron-clad Stonewall

No. 912. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Original negative: LC-B817-7912-B

Relief of Fort Pickens, by the United States fleet, March 23, 1861 / sketched from the wheel-house of the Atlantic by an officer of the expedition.

Relief of Fort Pickens, by the United States fleet, March 23, 1861 / s...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 May 11, pp. 408-409.

Burning of the Ship Thos. Watson by the boats of the Roanoke & Monticello off Charleston Oct. 16, 1861

Burning of the Ship Thos. Watson by the boats of the Roanoke & Montice...

Broadside view steamship in foreground, burning ship and Charleston in background.

[Sailors and a cannon on deck of a gunboat]

[Sailors and a cannon on deck of a gunboat]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

The war on the Mississippi River - night expedition to island no. 10 ... / from a sketch by our special artist, Mr. H. Lovie.

The war on the Mississippi River - night expedition to island no. 10 ....

Print shows Union troops spiking Confederate guns on Island No. 10 at night during a violent storm. Title from item. Caption continues: Spiking a Rebel battery by a detachment of National soldiers and sailors, ... more

Commodore Farragut's squadron and Captain Porter's mortar fleet entering the Mississippi River / sketched by an Officer of the "Mississippi".

Commodore Farragut's squadron and Captain Porter's mortar fleet enteri...

Print shows a large squadron of battleships and ironclads entering the Mississippi River near the "Light-house of Southwest Pass"; some are identified as the "Colorado, 40 Guns", "Pensacola on the Bar", "Westfi... more

Map shewing the several routes proposed for the passage of gunboats to the Lakes via: Erie and Oswego Canal; Champlain [Canal]; Illinois River and Chicago [Canal]; Wisconsin, Green Bay [Canal]

Map shewing the several routes proposed for the passage of gunboats to...

Scale ca. 1:3,600,000. Shows canals and navigation routes in northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Civil War maps (2nd... more

Map showing the defenses of the Mississippi below New Orleans and Farragut's attack 24 April 1862.

Map showing the defenses of the Mississippi below New Orleans and Farr...

Map shows the Confederate fortifications at Fort Jackson under Gen. Duncan, Fort St. Philip and the Union fleet along the Mississippi River. This map, also shows the positions of Union ships under Farragut, who... more

Commodore Farragut's squadron and Captain Porter's mortar fleet entering the Mississippi River

Commodore Farragut's squadron and Captain Porter's mortar fleet enteri...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1862 May 17, pp. 312-313.

The Civil War in America--Naval engagement in Hampton Roads: the Confederate iron-plated steamer Merrimac (or Virginia) running into the Federal sloop Cumberland / from a sketch by T. Nast.

The Civil War in America--Naval engagement in Hampton Roads: the Confe...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London news, 1862 April 5, p. 327.

[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff. Probably photographed by McPherson & Oliver. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.... more

Double-ended ferry gunboat with Union soldiers on deck

Double-ended ferry gunboat with Union soldiers on deck

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:144) Purchased from: Steven J. Meadow, June 2015. Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Cong... more

[Civil War envelope showing flotilla of gunboats engaged in battle on the Mississippi River at Fort Wright, Tennessee]

[Civil War envelope showing flotilla of gunboats engaged in battle on ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Josie Paige, Nelson, N.H.; bears 3 cent stamp. Initialed A.L.M. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of ... more

Capture of Fort Henry by U.S. gun boats under the command of Flag Officer Foote, February 6th 1862 / J.G. ; Middleton, Strobridge & Co. Lith. Cin. O.

Capture of Fort Henry by U.S. gun boats under the command of Flag Offi...

Print shows four Union ironclads in the foreground, identified as the "St. Louis", "Carondelet", "Cincinnati", and the "Essex", bombarding Confederate Fort Henry in the background; also shows two Confederate st... more

Pivot guns crew, U.S. Steamer Pocahontas

Pivot guns crew, U.S. Steamer Pocahontas

Photograph shows sailors posed on the ship near the pivot gun. Title inscribed in ink on the front of the mount. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113... more

The Meritanza i.e. Maratanza, as she appeared immediately after the capture of the Teazer i.e. Teaser

The Meritanza i.e. Maratanza, as she appeared immediately after the ca...

Photograph shows Union gunboat Maritanza after capture of the Confederate ship Teaser on the James River, Richmond, Virginia. Title from item. Brady's Album Gallery, no. 484. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2016; (DLC/P... more

At the White House, and breaking up the comissariat depot on the Pamunky River - departure of the Union flotilla for the James River

At the White House, and breaking up the comissariat depot on the Pamun...

Steamboats on river; Union commissariat depot at White House landing burning in background. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1862 July 26, p. 285.

Admiral Porter's second dummy frightening the Rebels at Vicksburg

Admiral Porter's second dummy frightening the Rebels at Vicksburg

Illustration showing a phony ironclad made of wood meant to fool the Confederate batteries on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg into wasting ammunition trying to sink the dummy vessel. Title from item. Illus. ... more