169 - U.S.S. Pittsburgh

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Creator:McPherson & Oliver, photographers
Title:169 - U.S.S. Pittsburgh

The camera stands on the bank of a river looking toward the USS Pittsburg, a 512-ton Cairo class ironclad river gunboat, was built at Saint Louis, Missouri and commissioned in January 1862 as part of the U.S. Army's Western Gunboat Flotilla. Late in 1862 and during the first part of 1863, Pittsburg participated in operations on the Yazoo River and Steele's Bayou, Mississippi. In April 1863, she was one of the ships that ran past the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg and attacked fortifications at Grand Gulf. Pittsburg's later operations included participation in the Red River expedition of March-May 1864. The verso inscribed, "Pittsburgh."

Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs | Ozark (Ironclad)--Photographs | McPherson, William D., photographer | McPherson & Oliver (Studio : New Orleans, La.)
Collection:Marshall Dunham Photograph Album, circa 1861-1865.
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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Louisiana State University Libraries, Special Collections ( http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special )

Marshall Dunham Photograph Album (Mss. 3241), Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

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Marshall Dunham Photograph Album



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