Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1864–1865
Medium: Photograph

Crew Members on USS Miami

In this Civil War-era photograph, crew members of the USS Miami, a side-wheel steam gunboat, pose in the forecastle. W.N. Wells, the executive officer of the ship, stands at the extreme prow of the vessel, and in front of him are seamen—both Black and white—at rest. Some sailors are playing checkers, another is playing a banjo, and a pair of Black sailors at right appear to be doing some mending.

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