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"Bombardment of Island 'Number Ten' in the Mississippi River."

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Identifier: P0084-2399

Title: "Bombardment of Island 'Number Ten' in the Mississippi River."

Description: Print of a naval battle scene with ironclad gunboats and mortar boats in the foreground firing on an island in the background. "BOMBARDMENT OF ISLAND 'NUMBER TEN' IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER." and "By the Gunboat and Mortar fleet under the command of Flag Officer A.H. Foote. The Bombardment commenced on Saturday afternoon, March 15th 1862, and continued until midnight of April 7th when the whole Island with all its vast munitions of war fell into the hands of the gallant forces under Comandore [sic] Foote. 'A Nation's thanks are due them.'" (printed below image).

Rights: UND

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1862

Type(s): Hand Colored Lithograph
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Currier and Ives
hand colored lithograph
bombardment
Island Number Ten
Mississippi River
gunboat
mortar fleet
flag officer
A.H. Foote
Water
Soldiers
Cannons
smoke
Armed Forces
Rivers
battle
horizontal
Battles

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