Siege of Yorktown

Explosion of torpedoes

Black and white illustration from New York Illustrated News (June 7, 1862) of a horse rearing as a torpedo explodes nearby.

Caption: Explosion of torpedoes and infernal machines left by the retreating chivalry [sic] in Yorktown. From a sketch by A. Lumley. (See page 75 [for related story].)

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, June 7, 1862, page [65].

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