An original hand colored glass slide measuring approximately 3 1/4 x 4 inches of the An August Morning with Farragut, by Swedish artist William Heysham Overend, which depicts Farragut observing muzzle-to-muzzle action between Hartford and the Tennessee at Mobile Bay. The Battle of Mobile Bay of August 5, 1864, was an engagement of the American Civil War in which a Federal fleet commanded by Rear Adm. Farragut, assisted by a contingent of soldiers, attacked a smaller Confederate fleet led by Adm. Franklin Buchanan and three forts that guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay.The battle was marked by Farragut's seemingly rash but successful run through a minefield that had just claimed one of his ironclad monitors, enabling his fleet to get beyond the range of the shore-based guns. This was followed by a reduction of the Confederate fleet to a single vessel, ironclad CSS Tennessee.
Tennessee did not then retire, but engaged the entire Northern fleet. The armor on Tennessee gave her an advantage that enabled her to inflict more injury than she received, but she could not overcome the imbalance in numbers. She was eventually reduced to a motionless hulk, unable either to move or to reply to the guns of the Union fleet. Her captain then surrendered, ending the battle.
With no Navy to support them, the three forts within days also surrendered. Complete control of the lower Mobile Bay thus passed to the Union forces. Mobile had been the last important port on the Gulf of Mexico east of the Mississippi River remaining in Confederate possession, so its closure was the final step in completing the blockade in that region. Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings.
The item "ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR BATTLE MOBILE AL FARRAGUT SHIP MARINE NAUTICAL IRONCLAD PHOTO" is in sale since Thursday, May 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Magic Lantern Glass Slides". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.