Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Historic Civil War gunship found in the muddy Mississippi River
- I believe the article is incorrect. There is a pretty clear "chain of custody" of Chickasaw from construction to scrapping. There were a couple of monitors ( Catawba a nd Oneota) that were sold to Peru. There may have been others, but Chickasaw was apparantly never comissioned by another Navy, but I have been wrong before.Michael
carlw4514 <carlw4514@...> wrote:
getting back to this, I notice the article says that the CHICKASAW was
scuttled in Peru in 1880 [last para]. Either that is wrong or they
have not found the CHICKASAW at New Orleans.
--- In email@example.com, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> wrote:
> For an article on the Chickasaw, see
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lilsteve68@a... wrote:
> > Historic Civil War gunship in the muddy Mississippi River
> > NEW ORLEANS On a bend in the Mississippi River, beneath the
> chocolate brown
> > water, archeologists have come across a surprising find: A sunken,
> > Civil War gunship that played a heroic role in the Battle of Mobile
> > The U-S-S Chickasaw -- brainchild of engineering genius James
> Buchanan Eads
> > and Union stalwart in the Battle of Mobile Bay -- was recently
> rediscovered in
> > a graveyard of shipwrecks in the area known as Carrollton, once a
> town upriver
> > from the French Quarter.
> > The Chickasaw, which is now the only known Milwaukee class ironclad
> > monitor left, was put to rest in 1944 at that spot on the river,
> fading into
> > memory along with other outdated and unusable vessels and barges.
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