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South Carolina Coast, July 28, 1861Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: South Carolina Coast, July 28, 1861

Description: The Rebel privateer Petrel, lower left, is struck by an eight-inch shell, blowing a hole in the Petrel's side and quickly sinking her in one of the most short-lived careers of a Confederate privateer during the war; the Union warship, USS St. Lawrence, a 52-gun frigate, center, was mistaken by the Petrel's skipper, Captain William Perry, as a Federal merchant ship, which it pursued, but became the prey when St. Lawrence spotted the Petrel; Four sailors on the privateer drowned, while Perry and the rest of the crew were captured, placed in irons, and sent to a Union prison;

Location: South Carolina Coast

Date: July 28, 1861

Category: American Civil War

Topic: Artwork

Keywords: American Civil War, Blockade, Confederate privateers, sea raiders

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2250 x 1514 (3.41 MPixels) (1.49)

Print Size: 19.0 x 12.8 cm; 7.5 x 5.0 inches

File Size: 9.78 MB (10,254,972 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000007103c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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