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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Seaman Adam Tome USN
Ordinary Seaman James Mccanna USN
Seaman Alexander Robinson USN
Seaman John Young USN
Seaman John Brown USN
Seaman John Devine USN
Seaman Valentine Grover USN
Seaman Albert Mcclintock USN
Seaman Mathew Ryan USN
Seaman Elisha Whitney USN
Seaman Emmanuel Stocker USN
Captain Forecast John Doughty USN
Seaman Henry Hadley USN
Seaman J. Mcclintock USN
Seaman Mathias Saylor USN
Seaman John Conroy USN
Seaman Porter Summers USN
Coxswain Fred Elliott USN
Seaman John Hamilton USN
Master at Arms John Mckean USN

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