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Attack of Rebel Rams from Charleston Harbor on Blockading Fleet

Item Information

Title:
Attack of Rebel Rams from Charleston Harbor on Blockading Fleet
Description:
Large battle scene; see comments for CW-WC-GA-1/27/63.
Artist:
Crane, W. T
Date:
January 31, 1863
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
art original
Location:
Boston College
Collection (local):
The Becker Collection
Subjects:
Warships
United States
History
Blockades
Charleston Harbor
Mercedita
Keystone State
Naval battles
Housatonic
Flags
Rebel rams
American
1861-1865
1860-1870
Places:
South CarolinaCharleston (county)Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
Extent:
1 art original : graphite on heavy gauge wove paper ; 11 x 15 in.
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Notes:
Recto: "misty and cloudy sky // Housatonic coming to the assistance // signal lights // Time of action early morning 41/2 o clock A.M. rather dark // signal light // signal light // 'Keystone State' attempting to run down the Rebel Rams- // Rebel Ram disabling the 'Keystone State' // 'Mercedita' disabled and throwing up signal lights."
Verso: "Attack of the Rebel Rams, from Charleston Harbor S.C., on the Federal Blockading Fleet on the morning of Teusday [sic] January 31st- 63- // Sketch by a Naval Officer-."
Condition: Vertical folds; crumpling at all corners; pin holes at left margin.
Original drawing location: CW-WC-SC-1/31/63 (Box 6.)
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Becker Project, 2005. Created from a photographic reproduction of the original drawing.
Original drawings and photographic reproductions. Becker Archive, Boston College Fine Arts Dept.
Identifier:
(Becker)CW-WC-SC-1/31/63