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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Sidewheel double-ended Steamer:
Built by J. J. Abrahams, Baltimore, MD.
Launched in February 1863
Commissioned USS Eutaw, 2 July 1863, LCDR. H. C. Blake in command
During the Civil War USS Eutaw was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during which time she:
Operated on the Potomac and James rivers and along the Atlantic coast as far south as the southern border of North Carolina
Supported the landing of troops, 4 and 5 May 1864, up the James River below City Point, VA., and between 14 and 17 July, shelled Malvern Hill, VA.
Towed the monitor USS Tecumseh to Pensacola, FL. between 5 and 28 July 1864
Served the remained of the war on picket duty in the James River
Decommissioned, 8 May 1865, at New York and laid up in ordinary until sold 15 October 1867
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 955 t.
Draft 8' 6"
four 9" smoothbore guns
two 20-pdr rifles
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||Lithograph of USS Eutaw published by Endicott & Co., New York, circa 1865.
This image was used in Endicott & Co. prints to represent many, if not all, of the Sassacus class "double-ender" gunboats.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61876.
||Hand color engraving of USS Eutaw, "Harper's Weekly", 30 January 1864
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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