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Guide to the Civil War Photograph File
1861-1865, [1880-1889]
  PR 164

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Collection processed by Sandra Markham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 23, 2015
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VII: Naval Scenes and Sites

Scope and Contents note

Series VII includes a mammoth plate photograph of the U.S. Iron Clad Ram, Dictator, which was designed by John Ericcson and built at the Delamater Iron Works in New York. The monitor-class boat was 320 feet long with two guns and a ram at both ends. Sent to the assault on Fort Fisher, the boat had mechanical problems and returned to port. Eventually decommissioned, the Dictator was sold for scrap in 1883.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 96 U.S.S. Wabash
Box: Folder : U.S. Iron Clad Ram Dictator, at Delameter Iron Works, New York, photograph by J. H. Beals & Co.

General note

See: Box 11, Folder 107

Box: 10 Folder : 97 Miscellaneous

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