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Sunflower


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal


Steamer:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 105 t.
    Length 121'6"
    Beam 25'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 3'9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsionsteam

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