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CSS Jackson (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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
Displacement 297 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
two 32-pdr guns
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CSS Jackson (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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