Kearsarge and the Alabama, ca. 1864

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Kearsarge and the Alabama, ca. 1864

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The painting by William E. Norton (1843-1916), a Boston marine painter, memorializes the Civil War battle, off the coast of France, between the USS Kearsarge and the Confederate ship, the Alabama.

The Kearsarge, captained by John Winslow, sank the Alabama in June 1864, ending the Confederate ship's attacks on Union vessels.

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About This Item

  • Title: Kearsarge and the Alabama, ca. 1864
  • Creator: Norton, William E.
  • Creation Date: circa 1864
  • Subject Date: circa 1864
  • Town: Cherbourg
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 63 cm x 107 cm
  • Local Code: A86-934
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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