177 - U.S.S. Quaker City at Pensacola

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Title:177 - U.S.S. Quaker City at Pensacola

The camera stands ashore looking over near shore pilings toward the Quaker City, a 1428-ton (burden) wooden side-wheel steamship. Built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1854, she was chartered by the Navy in April 1861 and sent to enforce the Federal blockade of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. In August 1861, shortly before Quaker City's charter was to expire, she was purchased for formal conversion into a warship. This work began in September and she was commissioned in December 1861. While serving in the Gulf of Mexico area in May 1865, she assisted in the chase of CSS Webb as that ship ran down the Mississippi River in an abortive attempt to escape from the collapsing Confederacy. Decommissioned in May 1865, Quaker City was sold a month later and resumed her commercial career.

Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs | Quaker City (Steamer)--Photographs
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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