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Detachment of U.S. sailors from the gunboats Albatross and Gemsbok

Black-and-white illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, February 22, 1862 issue, showing detachment of U.S. sailors.

Caption: A detachment of U.S. sailors from the gunboats Albatross and Gemsbok burning the contraband vessel York, mouth of Bogue Inlet, near Beaufort, N.C. – From a sketch by an officer on board the Albatross (See page 218 [for related story])

Source: Illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, February 22, 1862, page 220

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Last Updated: February 8, 2012