"Iron-clad Gunboat Galena"

"Showing the effect of Rebel shot"

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Description

Stereograph, albumen print mounted on orange card, gray on back; printed on card at left "1861 The War For the Union. 1865" and at right "1861 Photographic War History 1865" and lower right "488. Iron-clad Gunboat "Galena," Showing the effect/ of Rebel shot./ ..." Printed description on back; printed on back "TAYLOR & HUNTINGTON,/ Sole Owners of the Original War Views./ No. 2 State St., HARTFORD, CONN." Caption reads "This is a view of the United States Gunboat "Galena" after her fight with Fort Darling, on Drewey's Bluff, James River, in July, 1862. The "Galena" is an iron-clad, but the shot and shell from the Rebel guns have pierced her armor in various places."