Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865)

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Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865)
Carte de visite of Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont.
Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865)
Caption on reverse: 'Samuel Francis Du Pont said to have been taken 1860-65. Given me by M. E. Belin, 10.18.1914. P. S. du Pont.'
Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865)
Written on reverse: 'Yours Truly, S. F. Du Pont. Wabash, 18 Feby. 63, Port Royal, S.C.'
Du Pont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865)
Caption reads 'S. F. du Pont. Likeness from a recent Photograph from life.'
Battle of Port Royal, or The Bombardment of Forts Walker & Beauregard
Sheet music commemorating the U.S. Navy's successful attacks on Forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal, South Carolina, 7 November 1861. This attack was carried out by the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron under the command of Commodore Samuel Francis Du Pont. The Battle of Port Royal was one of the first major victories for U.S. military forces during the Civil War.