Union gunboats running the Vicksburg blockade



2015-07-06 11:38:58

On 16 April 1863, during the height of the American Civil War, Union monitor type armored gunboats under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter fought passed a blockade of Confederate batteries at Vicksburg. This colored lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, 1863, depicts the fighting but probably not the noise and carnage..
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