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Object Name PAINTING
Title CSS Armstrong
Catalog Number 0985.03.00108
Description Oil on canvas painting of the CSS Armstrong. The portrait is of the vessel at sea flying the Third National pattern flag, the state flag of Georgia, and an Army of Northern Virginia style ensign. The flags appear to have been painted over what were originally simple pennants or signal flags. The painting is purported to have originally been of the SS (believed USS) Ella. Framed.
Material paint (oil); textile (canvas); wood
Dimensions H-23.5 W-36 inches
Owner Regiment CSS Armstrong
Provenance Painting of the blockade runner, CSS Armstrong which ran between Nassau and Wilmington, North Carolina from July to December 1864. It was built in Glasgow, Scotland by Thomas Wingate & Co. at a cost of 35,000 pounds ($175,000) and captained by Michael P. Usina and Charles Nelson. The ship was captured off Wilmington on December 4, 1864 by the Union vessel R.R. Cuyler and used after the war on excursions between New York and Savannah. It was a side-wheel steamer.
Search Terms flag imagery
Confederate States Navy
Subjects Blockades
Blockade running
navies