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Gunboat "Essex"



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Title: Gunboat "Essex"
Description: The "Essex" (New Era) transformed into a gunboat, at anchor. Next to it is a smaller boat.

Image ID: 32878
Creator
Name:
Simplot, Alexander
City, State: Cairo, Illinois
Collection
Name:
Simplot, A. (Alexander), 1837-1914 : Papers and drawings, 1866-1911
Genre: Drawing
Additional
Information:
Alexander Simplot became well known during the Civil War for furnishing many of the sketches used by Harper's Weekly in their coverage of the war.

Because of his location, Simplot primarily covered the war on the Mississippi River and Missouri. Working primarily in pencil, he captured the flavor of the war in the Transmississippi. He was the only artist on hand to cover the Battle of Memphis which took place on June 6, 1862.

Subjects: Trees
Boats and boating
Towboats
Rivers
Naval history
Civil War, 1861-1865
Warships
Flags
Naval art and science
Shorelines
 

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