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Maumee (1864-1869)

USS Maumee, an 593-ton screw steam gunboat of the Kansas group, was built at the New York Navy Yard. She commissioned in September 1864 and cruised in search for the Confederate cruiser Tallahassee during October and November. The gunboat participated in the two attacks on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in December 1864 and January 1865, that ultimately stopped blockade running in that area. From February 1864 until the end of the Civil War, Maumee took part in operations on the Cape Fear River, N.C., and the James River, Virginia. She decommissioned in June 1865 and was sold in December 1869.

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Photo #: LC-USZ62-144

"Bombardment of Fort Fisher"

"Jan. 15th 1865"

Lithograph after a drawing by T.F. Laycock, published by Endicott & Co., New York, 1865, depicting the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron bombarding Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in preparation for its capture. The print is dedicated to Commodore S.W. Godon, USN.
Ships present, as named on the original print, are identified in Photo Number LC-USZ62-144 (Complete Caption).

Collections of the Library of Congress.

Photo #: NH 59170

"Second Attack upon Fort Fisher, showing the positions of the vessels, and the lines of fire", 13-15 January 1865

Chart by Walter A. Lane, published in "The Soldier in our Civil War", Volume II.
The positions of 58 ships are represented on the chart.

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