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American warships bombard Chinese forts in Canton Province

China, 1857, zoomable map
11/16/1856
After one of their boats had been fired upon the previous day, the United States warships Portsmouth and Levant shelled and silenced two Chinese forts on the Canton river. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 367.

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