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Mound City

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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Seaman George Abrams USN
Seaman Richard Chesterfield USN
Seamna John Ganleo USN
Carpenter's Mate John Knight USN
Seaman William Persons USN
Seaman John Wilson USN
Seaman William Stetson USN
Seaman Ephraim Chidester USN
Seaman Nathaniel Gay USN
Seaman John Lupole USN
Seaman Theodore Peterson USN
Seaman Allen Wood USN
Landsman Charles Armstrong USN
Seaman J. Consaul USN
Seaman Henry Ginty USN
Quartermaster James Lusby USN
Seaman William Phillips USN
Ordinary Seaman Edward Wood USN
Seaman Allen Arnold USN
Seaman Charles Crowley USN