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Civil War Medal
Built in 1869 at Philadelphia as the screw tug Junaluska
Purchased at Norfolk, VA., in 1861
Assigned to duty in the coastal waters of Virginia and North Carolina
Assisted CSS Curlew and CSS Raleigh in capturing the United States tug
Fanny in Loggerhead Inlet, N.C., on 1 October 1861
Junaluska continued to operate along the coast of North Carolina until August 1862, when she was dismantled and sold
Displacement 79 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Armament two guns
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||NamesakeMemorial sculpture at Lake Junaluska
"On November 5, 1910, the Joseph Winston Chapter, D.A.R., of Winston-Salem, unveiled at Robbinsville a monument marking the grave of Junaluska, or as he was known it early
life, Gulkaiaski, the famous Cherokee Chief who contributed so much to the victory of Andrew Jackson over the Creek Indians at Horse-Shoe Bend, on that occasion saving
the life of the General. As a reward for his services the State of North Carolina by special act of the Legislature conferred citizenship upon him and donated a tract of
land in what is now Graham County. The monument bears the following inscription:"
"Here lie the bodies of Junaluska, the noble Cherokee Chief, and Nicie, his squaw. Together with his warriors he saved the life of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of
Horse-Shoe Bend, Alabama, March 27th, 1814, and for his bravery and faithfulness North Carolina made him a citizen and gave him land in the county of Graham. He died
Nov. 20, 1858, aged almost 100 years. The monument was erected to his memory by the General Joseph Winston Chapter, D.A.R., November 5 1910."
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 13 October 2017
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