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"Order of Battle and Plan of Attach, Port Royal"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08382 Author/Creator: Place Written: Port Royal, SC Type: Sketch Date: 7 November 1861 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Hand drawn ink sketch listing 17 ships and their positions, "Josiah Tattnall's Rebel squadron," the placement of Fort Beauregard and their 20 guns, the placement of Fort Walker and its 23 guns, and more.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryNavyUnion ForcesBattleConfederate States of AmericaFortificationArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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