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CSS Junaluska


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Tug:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 79 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two guns
    Propulsion steam

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    Junaluska 441k
    Namesake
    Memorial 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."
    Tommy Trampp
    Junaluska 341k

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