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USED Snagboat General Barnard

Sidewheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1879 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for the US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Built with parts from ex-USED Dredge Montana
  • Launched in 1879
  • Completed in 1879
  • Delivered to US Army Corps of Engineers in 1879, date unknown
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Snagboat General Barnard in 1879
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • General Barnard worked on the upper Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis
  • Retired from Army service in June 1899 at Galena IL. (Off th list by 30 June 1901)
  • Final Disposition, rebuilt in 1900 as USED Snagboat Colonel A. MacKenzie
    Displacement 500 t.
    Length 215'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    General Barnhard
    General Barnard - John Gross Barnard (May 19, 1815 – May 14, 1882) was a career engineering officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the Mexican–American War, as the superintendent of the United States Military Academy and as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served as Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, 1861 to 1862, Chief Engineer of the Department of Washington from 1861 to 1864, and as Chief Engineer of the armies in the field from 1864 to 1865. He also was a distinguished scientist, engineer, mathematician, historian and author. (Wikipedia)
    Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), photographer - United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs, division digital ID cwpb.05400
    Tommy Trampp
    General Barnhard
    71k USED Snagboat General Barnard underway on the upper Mississippi River near Cassville, WI., date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    General Barnhard
    152k USED Snagboat General Barnard moored to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey
    General Barnhard
    92k USED Snagboat General Barnard snagboat operations; crew chopping up a tree that they had snagged from the river, date and location unknown.
    Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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