1862 - 1865 CDV photo of USS New Ironsides, which was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the Civil War. New Ironsides bombarded the fortifications defending Charleston in 1863 during the First and Second Battles of Charleston Harbor. At the end of 1864 and the beginning of 1865 she bombarded the defenses of Wilmington in the First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher.Her only casualty in combat occurred when she was struck by a spar torpedo carried by the CSS David. Eight crewmen were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in 1865. NOTE: I've also attached a photo above of a lithograph by W.
Rease of the USS New Ironsides from the Philadelphia Maritime Museum collection. CONDITION: Good+ to Very Good. SIZE: Measures approximately 2 1/2 x 4 inches. The item "USS New Ironsides Civil War Navy Ironclad 1860s CDV Photo Fort Fisher Charleston" is in sale since Thursday, October 25, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.