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Keystone State

Saturday, January 31, 1863
Battle with CS Ironclads
On January 31, 1863, Keystone State was disabled while engaging the Confederate ironclads Chicora and Palmetto State in their effort to break the union's blockading force. The CSS Palmetto State struck Keystone State with several shells causing loss of all power. She was later repaired locally.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 26

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Coal Heaver John Burns USN
Surgeon's stewar Samuel Boyle USN
1st cls Fireman James Barr USN
Landsman John Bannon USN
Surgeons Steward S. Baily USN
John Armstrong USMC

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