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Naval Battle at Forts Jackson and St. Philips.

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Identifier: P0116-1052

Title: Naval Battle at Forts Jackson and St. Philips.

Description: Sketch of mortar boats in foreground with trees attached to masts and ships, fire, and smoke in the background. "Civil War Photo. Admiral Farragut's Fleet starting to attack Forts Jackson and St. Philips on Mississippi River below New Orleans. Shows mortar Boats commanded by Admiral D. D. Porter. The mortar Boats are disguised with branches of trees tied to the mast heads to deceive the Confederates - From an India Sketch made by Admiral Henry Walke at the time. The original sketch along with others by Walke were destroyed in a fire. Gift of John H. Gundlach." (written on reverse side).

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Louisiana

Dates: 1862

Type(s): Photograph of Sketch
Image

Maker/Creator: Henry Walke

Subjects: Naval Battle at Forts Jackson and St. Philips
Civil War, 1861-1865
Transportation
Mississippi River
D. Porter
Admiral Farragut's Fleet
India sketch
Union
Armed Forces
Fort Jackson
St. Philips
Farragut
naval battle
battle
navy
morter boat
Boats
Henry Walke
photograph of a sketch
Battles
Fortification

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