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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built in 1862 as the sidewheel steamer Jonas Smith, by B. C. Terry at Keyport, KY.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the Navy at New York, 17 November 1862, and fitted out at New York Navy Yard
Placed in service as Daffodil, date and location unknown, Acting Master L. G. Crane in command
Daffodil sailed 24 November 1862 joining the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Port Royal, S.C. on 10 December 1862 serving as a tug
8 September 1863 she towed 25 of the boats in the assault on Fort Sumter
From 27 November to 29 December 1864 she took part in the successful Army-Navy expedition up Broad River to destroy the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Bridge near
27 January 1865 she made a reconnaissance up the Ashepoo River
9 February joined in a successful engagement with enemy batteries in the Togodo River, S.C.
With the end of the war Daffodil was re-assigned to the North Atlantic Squadron, stationed at Port Royal, S.C.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register
Sold at Savannah, GA., 13 March 1867
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 173 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Speed 8 kts
two 20-pdr rifles
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||"The Line Of Battle, Ogeechee River"
The second battle of Ogeechee River, December 1864. A sketch from "Harpers Weekly" showing:
USS C.P. Williams
USS Montauk on the river.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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