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.
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WikiTree profile: William Halstead
in The Tree House by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (239k 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:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Brooklyn_(1858)#Capture_of_New_Orleans
by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (153k points)

TY & Battle of Mobile Bay. If you visit William Halstead  http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Halstead-463 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 http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/253464/shared-photo-brooklyn-battle-mobile-honor-william-halstead 

Here is a G2G link to help answer my above question ;-) http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/234945/does-four-star-admiral-david-farragut-have-wikitree-profile 

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