Maps Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.
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- Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.
- Map shows Confederate fortifications (Forts Powell, Gaines, Morgan) and the location of Union fleet in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On August 5, Union Admiral Farragut attempted to lead several ships into Mobile Bay, past formidable Confederate forts and the ironclad C.S.S. Tennessee. Despite the sinking by a mine of the U.S.S. Tecumseh, the Union fleet passed through the channel and engaged the Tennessee, paving the way for Union land operations against the city of Mobile, Ala. Undermanned and damaged by Union rams, the Tennessee surrendered.
- Contributor Names
- Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
- Created / Published
- [S.l., 1864-1865]
- Subject Headings
- - Mobile Bay, Battle of, Ala., 1864--Maps
- - Mobile Bay (Ala.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
- - United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations
- - Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
- - United States--Alabama--Mobile Bay Region
- - Mobile Bay, Battle of, Ala
- - NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
- - Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
- - This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
- - In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 6, p. 611).
- - Manuscripts
- 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 15.5 x 12.5 cm.
- Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
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Sneden, Robert Knox. Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet. [S.l., to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00200/. (Accessed February 26, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Sneden, R. K. (1864) Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet. [S.l., to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00200/.
MLA citation style:
Sneden, Robert Knox. Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet. [S.l., to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00200/>.