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Burning and Explosion of the Rebel Gunboat Curlew, Croatan Sound

Item Information

Title:
Burning and Explosion of the Rebel Gunboat Curlew, Croatan Sound
Description:
Naval scene.
Creator:
Schell, Francis H., 1834-1909
Date:
February 9, 1862
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
Becker collection
Subjects:
Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina, 1862
Pictorial works
Curlew (Gunboat)
Explosion, Feb. 9, 1862
Demolition, Military
History
1800-1899
1861-1865
Places:
North Carolina
Croatan Sound (N.C.)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes:
Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds; signs of crumpling at upper margin; glue stains at upper right.
Original drawing location: CW-FHS-NC-2/9/62 (Box 8.)
Physical description of original: Graphite on blue-lined laid paper ; 7.75 x 9.75 in.
Recto: "Burning and explosion of the magazine of the rebel gunboat Curlew, on the western shore of Croatan Sound opposite Fort Huger, evening of Saturday -- Feb 9th -- this was the best of the rebel gunboats & seemed to have run ashore & so prevent her falling into the hands of the "yankees" she was destroyed. The rebel battery which was located near the scene of the conflagration is now in our possession. See dailies. // [Signed] F.H.S."
Verso: No text.
Identifier:
2345/4872
81489124650001021
99137908257701021
Call #:
E468.7