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CSS Yazoo


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Civil War Medal

Side-wheel Steamer:
  • Built as the first-class steamboat Yazoo, date and location unknown
  • Yazoo transported Confederate troops and provisions on western waters until 7 April 1862 when she was left behind during the evacuation of Island No. 10
  • Seized by Union forces, she was later sunk by order of Commodore Foote
    Specifications:
    Displacement 371 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    Yazoo 112k "View of Steamers Sunk by the Rebels Between Island Number Ten and New Madrid"
    Line engraving, based on a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting ships sunk by the Confederates off their fortifications at Island Number 10, circa 7 April 1862. As identified on the engraving, the ships are (from left to right):

    USS Champion,
    CSS Yazoo,
    CSS Grampus,
    CSSJohn Simonds,
    CSS Red Rover,
    CSSPrince,
    CSS Admiral,
    CSS Ohio Belle,
    CSS De Soto,
    CSS Kanawha Valley,
    CSS Winchester and
    CSS Mars. Most of these vessels, some of which were not sunk, were later employed by the Union forces.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59024
    Tommy Trampp

    CSS Yazoo
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