Steam Sloop USS <i>Hartford</i>

Creator:
F. Muller

USS Hartford became David Farragut's flagship on January 28, 1862. She took part in the Battle of Mobile Bay, assisting in the capture of Tennessee, and continued to serve the Union cause until the end of the war.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0079
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Uss <i>Hartford</i> Eyebolts

Simple pieces of iron hardware, eyebolts served many essential functions on board warships like Hartford. They acted as guides or anchors for standing and running rigging on ships and their boats. The cables attached to gun carriages and ship bulwarks were tied to eyebolts, allowing the crewmen to control the recoil of the ship's guns.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0080
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Bell From The USS <i>Hartford</i>

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0075
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Thomas O'Connell's Medal of Honor

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0076
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Charles Melville's Medal of Honor

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0077
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Hartford Plaque

In 1858 the city fathers of Hartford, Connecticut, presented the sloop with this plaque of the city's coat of arms carved from Connecticut's historic charter oak. The hart (male deer) fording the stream refers to the origin of the city's name. The grapevine at the bottom is taken from the state's coat of arms. The oak leaves symbolize freedom. The motto translates, "After the clouds the sun."

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0078
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy