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Series VII: Naval Scenes and Sites

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Series VII includes a mammoth plate photograph of the U.S. Iron Clad Ram, Dictator, which was designed by John Ericcson and built at the Delamater Iron Works in New York. The monitor-class boat was 320 feet long with two guns and a ram at both ends. Sent to the assault on Fort Fisher, the boat had mechanical problems and returned to port. Eventually decommissioned, the Dictator was sold for scrap in 1883.

U.S.S. Wabash, undated

Box: 10, Folder: 96 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

U.S. Iron Clad Ram Dictator, at Delameter Iron Works, New York, photograph by J. H. Beals & Co., 1863

Box: 11, Folder: 107 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Miscellaneous, undated

Box: 10, Folder: 97 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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