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C.S. Army Gunboat Neptune

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Taken over by Confederate War Department, date unknown
  • Neptune participated in the battle of Galveston during which she attacked USS Harriet Lane, assisting in the capture of her, 1 January 1863
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
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    Depth of Hold unknown
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    Complement unknown
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    Propulsion steam

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    Neptune is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune is the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers preside over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld. Salacia is his wife. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    Harriet Lane 94k C.S. Army gunboat Bayou City captures USS Harriet Lane during the Battle of Galveston, Texas, 1 January 1863. Engraving published in Harper's "History of the Great Rebellion", page 421, depicting Confederates boarding Harriet Lane from C.S. gunboats Neptune and Bayou City.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 42911
    Robert Hurst

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