A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex. The 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat, originally a steam-powered ferry, was acquired during the American Civil War by the US Army in 1861 for the Western Gunboat Flotilla. She was transferred to the US Navy in 1862 and participated in several operations on the Mississippi River, including the capture of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson in 1863. (LOC) #
Here for your perusal is a collectible photograph of Broadway Landing, Appomattox River, Virginia. Park of artillery. It was created in 1865. The photograph illustrates United States weapons in Civil War.