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CSS Jackson


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built in 1849 as the fast river tug Yankee at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Purchased at New Orleans, LA., 9 May 1861, for service in the Confederate Navy
  • Commissioned, CSS Jackson, 6 June 1861, LT. W. Gwathmey, CSN, in command
  • Assigned to the squadron under CAPT. G. N. Hollins, CSN charged with the defense of the Mississippi River
  • On 4 September 1861, CSS Jackson briefly and inconclusively engaged gunboats USS Lexington and USS Tyler off Hickman, KY.
  • On 10 September Jackson took part in the engagement at Lucas Bend, MO., between Confederate artillery and cavalry and Union gunboats USS Lexington and USS Conestoga during which she received an 8-inch shell in her wheel house and side which forced her to retire on one engine
  • Participated in the, 12 October 1861, the attack on the Federal blockaders at Head of the Passes, Mississippi River
  • On 23 April Jackson was dispatched to make the canals above Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip inaccessible to Union ships.
  • Final Disposition, destroyed by the Confederates at New Orleans
    Specifications:
    Displacement 297 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 75
    Armament
    two 32-pdr guns
    Propulsion steam

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