THE STEAMSHIP "CONSTITUTION" LEAVING BOSTON WITH TROOPS FOR GENERAL BUTLER'S SOUTHERN EXPEDITION.

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The Steamship "Constitution" Leaving Boston with Troops for General Butler's Southern Expedition.

Wood engraving, 1861.
Image size 9 1/8 x 13 13/16" (23 x 35.1 cm).
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95149
Price: $70.00
Publisher : Published by Harper's Weekly. December 7, 1861.
Built for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the Constitution was originally intended to transport passengers between Panama and San Francisco, according to newspapers of the day. But with the outbreak of the American Civil War, General Butler had it transport part of his division from Boston to the South. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Naval