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USS Forest Rose
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Stern-wheel Steamer (Tinclad #9):
Built in 1862 at Pittsburgh, PA.
Purchased by the Navy, 15 November 1862
Commissioned USS Forest Rose, 3 December 1862, Acting Master George W. Brown in command
*(Acting Master George W. Brown was placed under “close arrest” on 18 Feb 1863 for unspecified charges not listed in the correspondence, but cleared by his superiors and returned tocommand of the Forest Rose. He was a flat bottom pilot prior to the war and it was indicated he was unsuited for command of a steamer. Apparently the charges were unfounded. He went on tocommand other Navy vessels during the Civil War and promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant.)
During the Civil War USS Forest Rose was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron and participated in the following actions/campaigns:
General patrol and dispatch duties on the Mississippi River and tributaries
Yazoo River expedition, 4 to 11 January 1863, attack of Fort Hindman on the Arkansas River
Yazoo Pass Expedition in February 1863
Red River Expedition, 5 to 15 May 1864
Decommissioned, 7 August 1865, at Mound City, IL.
Final Disposition, sold, 17 August 1865, fate unknown
Displacement 260 t.
Beam 32' 3"
Speed 6 kts
four 24-pdr howitzers
two 30-pdr rifles
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||USS Forest Rose ("Tinclad" #9) alongside two Navy fuel barges, during her Civil War operations on the Western Rivers theater.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61566.
USS Forest Rose
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Act. Master Brown, George W.||3 December 1862 - 18 February 1863|
|*||Act. LT. Johnston, John Vincent (temporary)||19 February 1863 - 24 February 1863|
|01||Act. Master Brown, George W.||24 February 1863 - 30 August 1863|
|02||Act. LT. Wright, Charles A.||30 August 1863 - 28 December 1863|
|03||Act. LT. Johnston, John Vincent||31 December 1863 - 20 June 1864|
|04||Act. Master Rogers, George W.||22 June 1864 - 9 September 1864|
|05||Act. LT. Gould, Abraham N.||9 September 1864 - 7 August 1865|
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