Friday, November 7, 2008

Home Squadron off the coast of Texas

This is a sketch of the U.S. Navy's Home/Gulf Squadron off the coast of the Brazos de Santiago at the start of the Mexican-American War in 1846. The sail ships in the sketch from left to right are USS John Adams, USS Raritan, USS Somers, USS Cumberland, and USS Potomac. The two steamers are carrying U.S. Sailors and Marines to reinforce the U.S. Army garrison at Point Isabel.

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