Category Archives: WV Independence Hall

Civil War Wharfboat Model by John Bowman Booth & Battelle at Wheeling

Civil War Booth Battelle & Company Steamboat Agents Wharfboat Model by John Bowman. The Booth Battelle & Company Steamboat Agents wharf boat with coal barge on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. This wharf boat sitting at Wheeling’s wharf, served Wheeling, Virginia (West Virginia) throughout the Civil War years. What was or […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Lafayette Ironclad

Civil War Ironclad Lafayette Steamboat Model by John Bowman. The Civil War Ironclad steamboat Lafayette on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. The side-wheel packet Aleck Scott was built at Louisville, Kentucky and completed at St. Louis, Missouri in 1848. Aleck Scott once boarded “Mark Twain” on a trip up the Mississippi […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Queen of the West Ram

Civil War Steamboat Queen of the West Model by John Bowman. The steamboat Queen of the West on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia was Charles Ellet, Jr.’s Civil War Ram. The side-wheel packet Queen of the West was built at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1854. In May of 1862 the USQMD converted […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Conestoga Timber Clad

Civil War Steamboat Conestoga Model by John Bowman. The steamboat Conestoga on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. The side-wheel towboat Conestoga was built at Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1859 using engines formerly on the packet J.M. Convers built in 1856. Conestoga was built for Daniel Bushnell and Jacob Jay Vandergrift and named for […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman Liberty No. 2 Transport

Civil War Steamboat Transport Liberty No 2 Model by John Bowman. The Civil War side-wheel packet Liberty No 2 on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia was built by the Wilson, Dunlevy & Wheeler Yard at Wheeling, Virginia in 1861 for Capt. Charles Booth. T. Sweeney & Co. of Wheeling placed her […]

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“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON”

“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON” THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL WESTERN RIVERS STEAMBOAT John Bowman $6.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. It is little known that Wheeling is considered the birthplace of the American steamboat. This book documents Henry Miller Shreve’s building of the steamboat Washington at Wheeling, Virginia. The Washington was the first successful Western Rivers […]

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