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T. D. Horner


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sternwheel Steamer:
  • Built in 1859 as the sternwheel steamer T. D. Horner at Brownsville, PA.
  • Purchased by the War Department, 18 May 1862 for use on the Mississippi Riverin the Army's "Ellet Ram Fleet."
  • T. D. Horner served the Ram Fleet and its successor, the Marine Brigade, as a tug until the latter was dissolved, 24 August 1864
  • T. D. Horner,/i> was never3 a naval vessel
  • Sold by the Government, 17 August 1865
  • Re-documented for merchant service, 27 November 1865
  • Operated on the Mississippi and its tributaries until New Year's Day 1868 when she hit a bridge at Louisville, KY., and was damaged beyond economical repair
  • Final Disposition, dismantled, date unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 123 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 12-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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