CDV ETCHING OF ADMIRAL Du PONT & COM. CHARLES WILKES

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Item Code: 172-4827

CDV shows two images- Admiral Samuel Du Pont at the top, and Com. Charles Wilkes at the bottom. Bottom of mount is labeled with publisher’s imprint, “PUB. BY C. MAGRAIS 12 FRANKFORT ST. NEW YORK”.

Image is clear and the contrast is good. Light surface dirt is present.

Reverse does not have a backmark.

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family. In the Mexican–American War, Du Pont captured San Diego, and was made commander of the California naval blockade. Through the 1850s, he promoted engineering studies at the United States Naval Academy, to enable more mobile and aggressive operations. In the Civil War, he played a major role in making the Union blockade effective, but was controversially blamed for the failed attack on Charleston, South Carolina in April 1863.

Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer, ship's captain, and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the Civil War (1861–1865), where he attacked a Royal Mail Ship, almost leading to war between the US and the UK.   [sl]

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