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Visual display of the St. Louis (Gunboat, 1861-1863)

St. Louis (Gunboat, 1861-1863)

  • ca. 1863
  • BOAT TYPE: Gunboat
  • BUILT: 1861 at St. Louis, Missouri by James B. Eads
  • BECAME: Baron DeKalb
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed in 1863
  • OWNERS: U.S.
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Lt. Leonard Pauling
  • RIVERS: Cumberland River; Ohio River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4949; She was the flagship in the engagement at Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. She was struck by shot 59 times, her pilot was killed and flag officer Foote was injured in the pilot house. She participated in the capture of Fort Henry, going into action while lashed to the Carondelet. She was struck seven times. She saw service with Admiral Porter through the entire Vicksburg operation. On June 6, 1862 she was part of the fleet under Davis at the battle for Memphis. Renamed in 1863
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Underway circa 1863
  • St. Louis (T)

Publication Details

Date
ca. 1863
Local identifier
Neg. 51262
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