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CSS James L. Day

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Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built in 1843 as the Mississippi River Towboat James L. Day (also known as Day) at New York, N.Y.
  • Seized at New Orleans, LA., by the Confederates and used under the control of Flag Officer G. N. Hollins, CSN, as a gunboat in that area
  • On 12 October 1861, in conjunction with CSS Ivy and other vessels of Hollins' "Mosquito Fleet," she engaged in a harassing action with Federal blockading ships near Head of the Passes, LA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 414 t.
    Length 187'
    Beam 25'6"
    Depth of Hold 9'
    Draft unknown 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam

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