Photo #: NH 54156
"A Prize Disposed and One Proposed"
19th Century cyanotype photographic print of an oil painting by R.S. Floyd, depicting CSS Florida chasing a merchant sailing ship, after having set another prize afire (in the right distance).
This may depict the events of 10 July 1864, when Florida took four prizes off the Eastern Shore of Maryland: the bark General Berry, which was captured first and burned; the bark (not a ship as shown here) Zelinda, captured second and burned later in the day; the schooner Howard, which was bonded and released with prisoners from previous captures; and the steamer Electric Spark, which was scuttled during the following night.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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28 September 1999