Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg

Item Info

Item No: pdca00039
Title: Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

April 16th., 1863. View of the Mississippi River from behind the rebel batteries at Vicksburg, Miss.. Great guns fire on the  Union ships below as they attemp to sneak past under a moonlit night. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant watched from a ship out of range of rebel guns as the spectacle unfolded. The rebel cannon fired more than 500 shots, and all the Union ships were hit repeatedly. Miraculously the eight warships and two of the three transports survived the two and a half hours of the passage.


HMI Civil War 1

Creation Year: ca. 1863
Creator Name: Hamilton, J. R., active 1852-1866 - Artist
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 - Engraver