Steamer Robert Morris at Yorktown, 1862
Original caption: Stereograph showing Union soldiers and supplies including stacks of cannon balls at the dock in Yorktown, Virginia. Steamships in the distance will transport the supplies to White House Landing Virgina. Library of Congress photo.
The sidewheel steamer Robert Morris was chartered by the Federal army three times: December 28, 1861 to January 26, 1862; April 1, 1862 to July 3, 1863; and December 19, 1864 to September 21, 1865. This image, published in May 1862, shows her during the Pensinsular Campaign of that spring, when she was primarily employed as a troop transport.