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


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