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U. S. Iron Clad Battery Onondaga

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Endicott & Co.
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1863
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 16 1/2 in x 27 1/4 in
Nomenclature: ironcald battery; US Navy
Classification: ship portraits

The Union ironclad monitor 'Onondaga' in rough seas with a steamship approaching in the distance. Naval signal flags fly atop the ship, and three men stand on one of the turrets. She was active in several engagements as part of the James River Flotilla during the civil war. After she was decommissioned in 1865, she was sold back to her builder and then to France.