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    Pencil, Pen & Ink, and Watercolor Enhanced Photograph: "U.S. Steam Sloop 'Monongahela.' Mississippi River. 1863." The USS Monongahela, a 2078-ton steam screw sloop built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, was commissioned in January 1863. Her first service was on the lower Mississippi River where she was heavily engaged at Port Hudson and elsewhere. From mid-1863 to the end of the Civil War, she participated in the Gulf of Mexico blockade and, on 5 August 1864, played an active role in the Battle of Mobile Bay, ramming the Confederate ironclad Tennessee. The noble ship served in various capacities until she was destroyed by fire at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1908.

    This original piece of art is a fabulous item. It shows the ship as it was originally built with three pivot guns. The detail is very precise, stated "Scale 1/12th inch to foot." A handsome addition to any Civil War naval collection.

    Condition:
    Fine, has some discoloration, slight folds, small paper loss.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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