Iron-Clad Gun-Boat "Cincinnati"

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 20, 1863

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VOL. VII.—No. 338.]

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1863.

SINGLE COPIES SIX CENTS.

$3,00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.

THE IRON-CLAD
CINCINNATI.

ON this page we publish a picture of the iron-clad gun-boat Cincinnati, as she appeared before she went into the recent fight at Vicksburg, where she was sunk. Our picture is from a photograph by Lieut. Julius H. Krohl, who writes, under date of 27th May:

"This morning the so called iron clad Cincinnati, Lieut. Bache commanding, went down the river to silence a battery on the top of a bluff just above Vicksburg, which could not be silenced by Sherman's artillery.

" She went gallantly into action, rounded the point, and blazed away at the rebel batteries, but the latter were not idle, and all the guns that could be brought to bear—rifled and smooth bore — opened on her. Her tiller -ropes were shot away, and she got some heavy shot into her sides. The pilot was killed at the wheel, and her commander took his place. All the men at

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1863, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


THE IRON-CLAD GUN-BOAT "CINCINNATI," SUNK AT VICKSBURG.—[FROM A PHOTOGRAPH.]

the wheel were wounded, but Lieut. Bache escaped unharmed.

"She started up the river, as she made a great deal of water, rounded again the point of the peninsula opposite Vicksburg, and was struck by a plunging 10-inch smooth-bore or 7-inch rifled shot ; she then commenced to sink, and her captain ran her inshore, where she sank to her hammock netting. The officers and crew saved nothing.

"According to the captain the Cincinnati lost about thirty men in killed and wounded, and 15 to 20 drowned.

" The Cincinnati was one of the Western river-built boats. She had 2 1/2-inch iron plating forward, extending aft to about amidships ; the after-part was entirely unprotected. The photograph I send I took yesterday before her after-part was covered with bales of hay. The Cincinnati only returned last Sunday from Cairo, where she had been repaired and had a tower for riflemen."

THE MONSTER TENT ERECTED AT CHICAGO FOR THE CANAL CONVENTION.—[SEE PAGE 391.]

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Chicago Canal Convention

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