May 19, 2011

On January 10-11, 1863, the Confederate fortification of Fort Hindman, located at Arkansas Post (Arkansas County), came under bombardment by a Union flotilla under the direction of Commander David Porter. The boats depicted in this early 1900s Currier & Ives print are most likely the ironclads Baron DeKalb, Louisville, and Cincinnati, along with the tinclads Lexington and Black Hawk. These five vessels participated in the assault, which ended in a Union victory.

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