RetroSnapshots - Old Photos, Vintage Posters and Panoramics

Retro Snapshots - Old Black & White Photos, Vintage Posters, Panoramics

Save on old prints and vintage posters from Retro Snapshots

1862 Civil War Battle of Cherborg Naval Battle Poster

Print ID: poster_XL_340

12524

About This Photo

Poster depicts the Battle of Cherborg between the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in 1864 during the American Civil War.

* Required Fields

$19.95

Note: Discounts will show on cart page. You are currently seeing the regular price.

Get Information on Custom Gallery Framing

About our Print Sizes
Prints are available in a variety of sizes: 5x7, 8 x 10, 16 x 20, 17 x 22 and 24 x 36.

  • 5x7 - 5x7 prints are borderless prints on archival quality matte paper.
  • 8x10 - 8x10 prints are printed on Moab gallery quality glossy paper with no borders.
  • 16x20 - 16x20 prints are printed on archival quality luster paper with a 1" border to allow for matting/framing.
  • 17x22 - 17x22 prints are printed on archival quality glossy paper with a 1" margin to allow for matting/framing.
  • 24x36 - 24x36 prints are printed on a heavy semi-matte paper with a 1" - 3" border, depending on photo.
  • Panoramics - Panoramics are printed on archival quality glossy paper with a 1" - 3" border, depending on photo.

About High Res Digital Files
Need a digital stock photography file for use in your print/digital projects? Select the high res digital file option and we will email you instructions to download a digital tiff file. Prints that are available as digital downloads are public domain photos with no copyright restrictions.

Canvas Prints: Our fine art Giclee on canvas prints have been museum-wrapped around 1.5" wood stretcher bars, and finished with handpainted black edges.

*NOTE: Discounts will be automatically applied to your shopping cart ($10 minimum purchase). No need to enter a discount code.

Product Description

Poster depicts the Battle of Cherborg between the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in 1864 during the American Civil War.

After five succesful commerce raiding missions in the Atlantic Ocean, CSS Alabama  turned into Cherbourg Harbor on June 11, 1864. The rebel sloop-of-war  was commanded by Captain Raphael Semmes, formerly of CSS Sumter. It was Captain Semmes intention to dry dock his ship and receive repairs at the French port. The Confederate Navy vessel was crewed by about 170 men and armed with six 32 pound (15 kg) cannons, one 110 pound (50 kg) cannon and one 68 pound (31 kg) gun. The Alabama  had been pursued for two years by the screw  sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, under Captain John Winslow. The Kearsarge was armed with two 11 inch (280 mm) smoothbore Dahlgren guns, four 32 pound guns and one 30 pound Parrott rifle. She was manned by around 150 sailors and officers.

Kearsarge had armor-clad, chain cable triced in tiers along her port and starboard midsections. This armor protection gave the Union warship a good advantage over the rebel raider. On June 14, Kearsarge finally caught up with Alabama as she was receiving repairs. Kearsarge did not attack, instead she waited, initiating a blockade of CSS Alabama in Cherbourg Harbor. Union Captain Winslow telegraphed USS St. Louis to request her assistance. Confederate Captain Semmes used the time to drill his men for the coming battle. On June 19, CSS Alabama, with nowhere else to go, ran up the Stars and Bars and exited the harbor to attack Kearsarge. She was escorted by a French Navy vessel whose mission was to ensure that the ensuing battle occurred outside the French harbor.

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org 

 


Additional Information

FILTER BY PHOTO DATE: 1800s

Product Tags

Other people marked this product with these tags:

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.


Add a Custom Larson & Juhl Gallery Frame

(1) Copy the title of this photo, (2) select your style & size below, and (3) copy the photo title into the text field on the frame page

Please wait...

You've just added this product to the cart:

{{var product.name}}

Continue shopping or View cart & checkout

Add a Custom Larson & Juhl Gallery Frame

(1) Copy the title of this photo, (2) select your style & size below, and (3) copy the photo title into the text field on the frame page

You've just deleted this product from the cart:

{{var product.name}}

Continue shopping or View cart & checkout