"Passage of the Fleet of Gunboats over the Falls at Alexandria, Louisiana, May 1864", U.S. Navy Dept.
Subject: Louisiana, Civil War
Period: 1864 (dated)
Color: Black & White
21.5 x 8.8 inches
54.6 x 22.4 cm
A striking image taken from a 1864 Report of the Secretary of the Navy, this is a fine stone lithography probably drawn from a photograph taken at the scene. It shows ten Union armored gunboats careening through rapids on the Red River, aided by a dam built to raise the water level. In the background is evidence of a great number of hastily felled trees used to construct the dam. A great view of these odd but powerful looking ships.
Folding as issued. Tiny tear at right fold