STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the 'Robert E. Lee' and the 'Natchez' from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the 'Robert E. Lee' in 3 days, 18 hours, and 14 minutes on 4 July 1870. Lithograph, 1870, by Currier & Ives
STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870.
The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the 'Robert E. Lee' and the 'Natchez' from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the 'Robert E. Lee' in 3 days, 18 hours, and 14 minutes on 4 July 1870. Lithograph, 1870, by Currier & Ives.
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Japanese surrender delegation aboard the USS Missouri
The Japanese surrender delegation aboard the USS Missouri, 31st August 1945. All the US naval personnel are wearing 'Class B' uniforms on purpose. The surrender officially ended World War Two. Standing in front are: Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (wearing top hat) and General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff. Behind them are three representatives each of the Foreign Ministry, the Army and the Navy. They include, in middle row, left to right: Major General Yatsuji Nagai - Army, Katsuo Okazaki - Foreign Ministry, Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka - Navy, Toshikazu Kase, Foreign Ministry and Lieutenant General Suichi Miyakazi - Army.
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Battle of Belmont
Vintage engraving from 1863 of a map of the Battle of Belmont which was fought on November 7, 1861, in Mississippi County, Missouri. It was the first combat test in the American Civil War for Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. On November 6, Grant sailed from Cairo, Illinois, to attack the Confederate fortress at Columbus, Kentucky. The next morning, he learned that Confederate troops had crossed the Mississippi River to Belmont, Missouri. He landed his men on the Missouri side and marched to Belmont. Grant's troops overran the Confederate camp and destroyed it. However, the scattered Confederate forces quickly reorganized and were reinforced from Columbus. They then counterattacked, supported by heavy artillery fire from across the river. Grant retreated to his riverboats and took his men to Paducah, Kentucky.