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Map of the Battle of Mobile Bay

In this section of an 1864 map by Canadian-born painter Robert Knox Sneden, Fort Powell is shown at the center left above Dauphin Island. Fort Gaines can be seen at the bottom of the image. The map depicts the movement of the Union fleet, in purple, before and after the Battle of Mobile Bay. Sneden was a map maker for the Union army and was imprisoned at the Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress