Saturday, March 21, 2015

"The Queen of the West" Sheet 1 of 3

"The Queen of the West:"( Converted Paddle-Wheeler) engages the "CSS
Vicksburg" in battle on the Mississippi, February 2, 1863.  After ramming
and firing incendiary projectiles into the Vicksburg under the fortress of
Drumgolds Bluff, the Queen was caught in the conflagration and
 forced to withdraw downstream fighting fires in the bow and near her
starboard wheel. (Sheet 1 of 3)
Redrawn by Ian McKay, BG, CS, CE, TE
Courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society 

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