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Ferry "New Era"

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Description: "Ferry 'New Era' being transformed into a gunboat at St. Louis." Drawing includes workers building with lumber.

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Description: "Building rafts, or pontoons, upon which to mount huge mortars — for use on the river. Scene at St. Louis." Men are building on a pontoon with lumber. Ther...

Date: 1862 

Description: The USS "Benton" was an "ironclad" ship which served as Capt. Andrew Hull Foote's flagship during the March 1862 assault on Island No. 10.

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