Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

What You Find in the Mail Sometimes. . . .

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 17, 2018

A friend and blog reader sent me this today, a page from the September 10, 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly, detailing the Battle of Mobile Bay the month before.

Here, the Confederate ironclad Tennessee engages the U.S. Steam Sloop Richmond. Illustrations like this are often more fanciful than authentic, but in this case there’s some interesting detail, like the chain mesh draped over the midships section of Richmond to protect her boiler and machinery spaces.

Thank you, Mark!


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