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Destruction of the Westfield

This print depicts the destruction of the Union ship, the Westfield, during the Battle of Galveston on January 1, 1863. The ship had run aground in Galveston Bay and the decision was made to destroy it, so it would not fall into the hands of the Confederates. Unfortunately, the charge was set before the crew could clear the area and none survived.

The original scene was a wood carving created circa 1894.