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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 Thomas Handyside USN
Seaman William Harding USN
Landsman John Harris USN
Acting Master William Harte USN
Ordinary Seaman Daniel Hines USN
Seaman Thomas Hodges USN
3rd Assistant En G. Hollingsworth USN
Seaman John Kelly USN
Ordinary Seaman Lewis Kern USN
Acting Master John Kinzie, Jr. USN
Carpenter's Mate John Knight USN
Seaman John Lupole USN
Quartermaster James Lusby USN
Ordinary Seaman James Massey USN
1st class Firema Charles Maxwell USN
2nd Assistant En John Mcafee USN
Ordinary Seaman James Mccanna USN
Seaman Albert Mcclintock USN
Seaman J. Mcclintock USN
Master at Arms John Mckean USN


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