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Mound City

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 17, 1862
CSA Cannon fire on White River
On the morning of June 17, USS Mound City, St. louis, Lexington, Conestonga, and transports proceeded up White River towards Saint Charles attempting to resupply Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis's army near Jacksonport. A single shot fired into the port hole at her stern drum exploded scalding most of the men to death. More than 125 sailors from the Mound City were killed, several jumped into the water, but were fired upon by the Confederate Troops entrenched on the bluff banks. Only 26 Crewmen escaped injury.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 101

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Seaman John Young USN
Seaman Thomas Wynkoop USN
Quarter Gunner Thomas Wyatt USN
Seaman Allen Wood USN
Ordinary Seaman Edward Wood USN
Seaman John Wilson USN
Seaman Elisha Whitney USN
Seaman Fisher Welbon USN
Seaman James Wallace USN
Boatswain's Mate William Walker USN
Seaman Patrick Vaughn USN
Seaman Elmer Torrence USN
Seaman John Tompkins USN
Seaman Adam Tome USN
Seaman Porter Summers USN
Seaman Emmanuel Stocker USN
Seaman William Stetson USN
Seaman William Stansbury USN
Seaman Gilbert Snyder USN
Seaman Charles Smith USN


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