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Title: CSS Nashville Seized at Charleston

Description: The CSS Nashville (1853-1863), a 1,221 (long) ton brig-rigged paddle wheel passenger steamer, built at Brooklyn, New York in 1853, seized at Charleston, South Carolina, following the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, and converted into a cruiser, becoming the first Confederate warship; the Nashville is shown off the Irish Coast on November 19, 1861, after attacking the Union merchant ship Harvey Birch, which was the second-largest Federal merchant ship then afloat; before it sank, the crew members of the burning merchant vessel were rescued by small boats (center) from the Nashville; the Rebel warship; in 1862, the Nashville was decommissioned and used as a Confederate Blockade runner, renamed the Thomas L. Wragg; on November 5, 1862, it was commissioned a privateer and renamed Rattlesnake; it ran aground in the Ogeechee River, Georgia, where it was sunk on February 28, 1863 by shellfire from the Union ironclad monitor USS Montauk;

Category: American Civil War

Keywords: American Civil War, boats, burning ships, Confederate warships, fires, flames, paddle wheelers, Rebel warships, sea raiders, sinking, smoke, Union merchant ships, vessels, War Against the South: War Between the States, War for the South, War for the Southern Confederacy, War for the Union, War of the Rebellion.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2100 x 1169 (2.45 MPixels) (1.80)

Print Size: 17.8 x 9.9 cm; 7.0 x 3.9 inches

File Size: 7.05 MB (7,392,594 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000375537

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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