Item No: pdca00074
Title: The Carondelet Running the Batteries at Island No. 10.
Print and Picture Collection
A reproduction of an engraving published in Harper's Weekly. The image shows the USS Carondelet with a coal barge lashed to its port side for protection against the battery fire from Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River. A thunderstorm lights up the sky on the night of April 4th., 1862. The ironclad helped to overawe the Confederate batteries and guns, enabling General Pope's men to cross the river and block the Confederate escape route.
Richardson - Artist