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Platt D. Babbitt 
Admiral and officers of the Russian fleet. Point View. Niagara Falls 
1863, 25 October (probably) 
  
Stereoview, detail 
Private collection of Richard O. Titus 
 
LL/32708 
  
During the American Civil War the Russian Government sent two naval squadrons to the US to demonstrate support for the Northern course. This expedition was also a strategic move to put pressure on England and France to be careful in their assistance to the South. 
 

 
  
 
  
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