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Civil War Medal

  • An unarmed, cotton-clad, Confederate steamer probably built at Louisville, KY., in 1857
  • Employed in and around the Sabine River in the latter part of 1862 assisting in removing obstructions to navigation
  • In January 1863, she contributed to the ensuing victory of Uncle Ben and Josiah A. Bell over the Union sloop USS Morning Light and schooner Fairy, (formerly Velocity)
  • After repairs at Beaumont in October 1863 she returned to duty with Commander Hunter's Marine Brigade, carrying supplies
  • In April 1865 Sunflower reportedly was engaged in the cotton trade on Sabine Lake
    Displacement 105 t.
    Length 121'6"
    Beam 25'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 3'9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none

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