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USS Baltimore (III)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1848 at Philadelphia, PA.
Captured on the Potomac River by the Army, 21 April 1861
Turned over to the Navy commissioned USS Baltimore in April 1861, LT. John H. Russell in command
During the Civil War, Baltimore served as an ordnance vessel and occasional Army troop ferry on the Potomac River
She also saw some service with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron as a dispatch and supply vessel
On 9 May 1862, she transported President Abraham Lincoln, and Secretaries Edwin M. Stanton and Salmon P. Chase from Fort Monroe to Norfolk, Va., in an attempt to get
a close view of the destroyed Confederate ironclad Virginia
Turned over to the Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 May 1865 for disposal
Sold, 24 June 1865 at Washington, D.C.
Displacement 5000 t.
Beam 26' 8"
Depth of Hold 10'
one 32-pdr smoothbore
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