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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 descending Service Branch
Seaman John Dayton USN
Seaman John Devine USN
Captain Forecast John Doughty USN
Coxswain Fred Elliott USN
Landswain W. Emery USN
Seaman John Ferris USN
Seaman William Fox USN
Seaman Thomas Francis USN
Seaman Ebenezer Freeland USN
Seaman Philip Gairner USN
Seaman Jamaes Galbreith USN
Seamna John Ganleo USN
Seaman Nathaniel Gay USN
Seaman Henry Ginty USN
Ordinary Seaman A. Greer USN
Seaman M. Griffin USN
Seaman Valentine Grover USN
Acting Assistant John Gunn USN
Seaman Henry Hadley USN
Seaman John Hamilton USN


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