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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 John Dayton USN
Seaman D. Davis USN
Seaman Charles Crowley USN
Chief Engineer John Cox USN
Seaman J. Consaul USN
Seaman John Conroy USN
Seaman Ephraim Chidester USN
Seaman Richard Chesterfield USN
Seaman John Castle USN
Seaman William Carroll USN
1st class Firema James Carolan USN
Seaman John Camp USN
Quartermaster James Byrnes USN
Seaman John Burke USN
Acting Master's Henry Brown USN
Seaman James Brown USN
Seaman John Brown USN
Seaman John Briggs USN
Seaman Allen Arnold USN
Landsman Charles Armstrong USN


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