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The giant of Mobile Bay

Author: Tom Freeman
Publisher: Frederick, MD : Carroll Creek Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Image : Artwork reproduction : English
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Image shows the Union ships Monongahela, Hartford, and Chickasaw as they battle the Confederate ironclad Tennessee during the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. "Admiral Farragut, with Hartford as his flagship, led a fleet consisting of 4 ironclad monitors and 14 wooden vessels. The Confederate naval force was composed of newly built ram Tennessee, Admiral Buchanan's flagship, and steamers Selma, Morgan, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Artwork reproduction
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Freeman
OCLC Number: 228809029
Notes: Paper.
Image area measured in frame.
Limited signed and numbered print from edition of 950.
Caption reads: "The Confederate ironclad Tennessee re-engages Admiral Farragut's Union fleet during the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5 1864."
Description: 1 art print : lithograph, col. ; 45 x 67 cm.
Responsibility: by Tom W. Freeman.

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Image shows the Union ships Monongahela, Hartford, and Chickasaw as they battle the Confederate ironclad Tennessee during the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. "Admiral Farragut, with Hartford as his flagship, led a fleet consisting of 4 ironclad monitors and 14 wooden vessels. The Confederate naval force was composed of newly built ram Tennessee, Admiral Buchanan's flagship, and steamers Selma, Morgan, and Oaines; and backed by the powerful guns of Forts Morgan and Gaines in the Bay. From the firing of the first gun by Fort Morgan to the raising of the white flag of surrender by Tennessee little more than 3 hours elapsed-but 3 hours of terrific fighting on both sides. The Confederates had only 32 casualties, while the Union forces suffered 335 casualties, including 113 men drowned in Tecumseh when the monitor struck a torpedo and sank."--Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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