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Civil War Medal
Ironclad Sidewheel Steamer:
Built, date unknown, at Cincinnati, Ohio
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned, USS Chillicothe, 5 September 1862 at Jeffersonville, IN.., Acting Lieutenant J. P. Sanford, in command
Necessary alterations and repairs and lack of sufficient water to pass over the falls detained her in the Ohio River until early January 1863
Chillicothe sailed for Cairo, IL. 8 January 1863
Chillicothe was constantly employed in the Mississippi River and its tributaries
Participated in the expeditions to the White River in Arkansas in January 1863
Joined the expeditions to Yazoo Pass, Miss., from 20 February to 10 April
During the Yazoo expedition Chillicothe came under enemy fire and was heavily damaged losing several men
Repaired at Mound City, Ill., and returned to duty on the Mississippi River 6 September 1863
Participated in the Red River expedition, of 7 March to 15 May 1864 in which her commanding officer, LT. J. P. Couthouy, was mortally wounded by rifle fire 3 April
From 22 May 1864 until 26 May 1865 she lay off Fort Adams, MS.
On 8 June 1864 Chillicothe assisting in the capture of a Confederate battery at Simmesport, LA.
Decommissioned, date unknown at Cairo, IL.
Struck from the Naval Register, and sold at auction, 29 November 1865, at Mound City, IL.
Final Disposition, destroyed by fire, September 1872
Displacement 395 t.
Depth of Hold 5'
Speed 7 kts
two 11" smoothbores
Propulsion steam, two paddlewheels
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||Engraving of USS Chillicothe, dated 22 February 1864, published by Bufford's Print Publishing House, 313 Washington St.,
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 264. Courtesy Belle Mather 1932
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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