The images below were sketched by an Engineer Officer onboard the sloop-of-war USS Brooklyn on its way to aid the reinforcement of Fort Pickens in Pensecola, FL. The crew of the Brooklyn helped to stem several advances of the Confederates to take the position during its mission there. She would later fail to capture the infamous commerce raider CSS Sumter in the Gulf of Mexico in June. The images appeared in the 18 May 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly.
THE APARTMENT ON THE BERTH DECK OF THE "BROOKLYN" IN WHICH OUR ARTIST RESIDES.
DISEMBARKING THE TROOPS FROM THE U. S, SHIP "BROOKLYN" TO REINFORCE FORT PICKENS, APRIL 13, 1861, [SKETCHED BY AN ENGINEER OFFICER ON BOARD.]