Gangway board from 'U.S.S. Hartford', ca. 1862

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Gangway board from 'U.S.S. Hartford', ca. 1862

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Description

Several veterans of the 5th Maine Regiment gave this carved gangway board, believed to be from the U.S.S. Hartford, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut's flagship during the Civil War.

The Hartford was used during Union efforts to gain control of the Mississippi River and Gulf ports.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gangway board from 'U.S.S. Hartford', ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Media: wood
  • Local Code: museum
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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