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    Rare and Historically Important Carte-De-Visite of Lt. Isaac J. Mckinley U. S. Navy. Very fine quality and condition by Fredericks of New York. Signed in ink on the verso by Mckinley, "Isaac J. Mckinley, U. S. Navy, Iron-Clad "Montauk" Big Ogeechee River Geo. Feby 21, 1863". Mckinley served aboard the Montauk with Commander John Lorimer Worden. On 28 February 1863, although engaged with Confederate Batteries at Ft. McAllister, the Montauk spotted the famed Confederate commerce raider CSS Nashville ((then renamed CSS Rattlesnake) and ordered all guns to bear on the hated Confederate ship. Worden set the Nashville afire and ran her aground to keep her from sinking, although her magazine exploded and she was destroyed. Both Worden and McKinley received prize money for the Nashville's destruction. This carte-de-visite is signed exactly one week from the date of that fateful engagement. Great Civil War naval Carte-de-visite.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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