Shared Photo: U.S.S Brooklyn, The Old Ship

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I wanted to share this family photo of William Halstead with the community on this special week end. Location: United States of America. Date: 1890.
Click here for the image details page or here for the full-sized version (640 x 505).

WikiTree profile: William Halstead
in The Tree House by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (241k points)

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The USS Brooklyn  is a Civil War era three masted, square rigged, screw  steamer war ship, and was part of the Union Navy, . It sailed up the Missiissippi River delta to New Orleans  in 1862, as a part of the Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron under Adrmiral Farragut, forcing the surrender of the city on April 25, 1862. More information about this ship is available at:
by Living Troy G2G6 Pilot (157k points)

TY & Battle of Mobile Bay. If you visit William Halstead there are some other interesting links on his page that I made.  

 "Danm The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead"-??? Do you know who coined this phrase :-)

Here is a G2G link to a newspaper image that I found for all the above back in May 

Here is a G2G link to help answer my above question ;-) 

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