The War With The South

Item Info

Item No: pdca00042
Title: The War With The South
Additional Title: Mobile Bay
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

HMI Civil War 1


Title page from volume 2 of "The War with the South : a History of the Late Rebellion", by Robert Tomes, Benjamin G. Smith, New York, Virtue & Yorston. (1862-1867).

Image shows a scene from the Battle of Mobile Bay, which took place on August 5th., 1864. The Union fleet commanded by Admiral David Farragut is seen passing through a minefield and running the guns of two Confederate forts to get into Mobile Bay. The Union victory had the effect of shutting down the last blockade-running port east of the Mississippi  on the Gulf coast.

Creation Year: ca. 1864
Creator Name: Unknown - Artist