Carte De Visite
Commodore John R. Goldsborough - Carte De Visite
Commodore Goldsborough commanded several ships during the Civil War (Union, Florida, and Colorado). He was involved in the coastal blockade, initiating the blockade of Savannah and supporting General Burnside's exepedition at Annapolis. He captured the Confederate ships F.W. Johnson, Hallie Jackson, and Amelia, and, according to some sources, sank the Confederate schooner, York. This card appears to be a lithograph based on a Matthew Brady photo. It mistakenly shows his middle initial as M. Card has some edgewear including clipped corners.