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USED Snagboat C.B Reese

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1879 at Carondelet, MO.
  • Launched in 1879
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1879
  • Rebuilt, 1915 or later (195'5" x 26' x 5'4" overall)
  • Assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Memphis District
  • Reassigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, date unknown
  • USED C.B. Reese worked in the Mississippi River Basin
  • Sold in 1942 to the Globe Oil and Refining Co.
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1942 at Slidell, LA. where her hull was used to build the towboat I.A. O'Shaugnessy
    Displacement 365 t.
    Length 172'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 4'8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, Cylinder diameter 15", stroke 4'
    three boilers, diameter 40", length 22'
    sternwheel 18'5", square with buckets having a 20" dip

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    C.B. Reese
    C.B. Reese - Chauncey Barnes Reese (28 December 1837 - 22 September 1870) A "Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A West Point graduate class of 1859, he was a Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers at the outbreak of the war. Appointed Captain Assistant Chief Engineer in August 1861, he rendered valuable service in the Virginia peninsular campaign constructing bridges, roads, and field-works. He participated in the battle of Gettysburg, the siege of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel Chief Engineer, Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta campaign. For gallant and distinguished services during the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, he was brevetted Brigadier General U.S. Army on March 13, 1865. In June, 1865, he served as AIG on the staff of General Logan and was superintending engineer of the construction of Fort Montgomery, New York. At the time of his death, he was serving as secretary on the board of engineers for fortifications of harbor and river obstruction defenses in the south."
    Vita by: John "J-Cat" Griffith - Find a Grave
    Photo - Find a Grave
    Tommy Trampp
    C.B. Reese
    68k USED C.B. Reese at Happy Valley on the Mississippi River, pulling snags, July 1934
    US Army Corp of Engineers - USACE Digital Library
    C.B. Reese
    109k USED C.B. Reese crew photos, dates unknown.
    US Army Corp of Engineers - USACE Digital Library
    C.B. Reese
    C.B. Reese
    75k USED C.B. Reese working on the Mississippi River near Memphis TN., April 1939. Photo from the "Commercial Appeal",Memphis, TN., dated 23 April 1939.
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    Tommy Trampp

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