Pensacola Beach, Battle of Santa Rosa Island
Fort Pickens, Pensacola Harbor, Looking Seward
The goal of the Confederate offensive on Santa Rosa Island was capture of Fort Pickens, which still remained in possesiosn of the United States long after the fall of Fort Sumter and which prevented Confederate use of the important southern port of Pensacola and access to the Navy Yard therein.
This engraving was published in Harper's Weekly on February 23, 1861, and is titled, "Fort Pickens, Pensacola Harbor, Florida-Looking Seward. Fort McRae in the Distance. From a Sketch by Mrs. Lieutenant Gilman, Just Arrived from Pensacole."
(Harper's Weekly, February 23, 1861, page 120)
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