Index to Early American Steamers, Volumes 1-6, by Erik Heyl

   

0 comments

in News and Notes

This is an index I have compiled for Erik Heyl’s reference work Early American Steamers, published in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Many of vessels listed below saw combat or otherwise participated in the Civil War and the Siege of Petersburg.  I will be working with this list to try to discover civilian vessels which were in the vicinity of the Siege of Petersburg from June 1864 to April 1865. Here is a downloadable version in spreadsheet form.

Here is an example of an entry from these books, which were the result of a lifetime of work by Mr. Heyl:

EASVol3Page107Dawn(USS)

EASVol3Page108Dawn(USS)

 

Early American Steamers Name Civil War Name Vol Pages Type
x = Screw or Prop
o = paddlewheel
Notes Civil War Mentioned?
A. D. Patchin (1846-1853) 2 1 (2 blank) o N/A
Adelaide (1854-1880) Adelaide 3 1-2 o Yes
Admiral (1847-1874) USAT Guide 1 1-2 o kept busy transporting troops and supplies to expeditions along Atlantic Coast Yes
Admiral DuPont (1847-1865) Anglia, Admiral Du Pont 1 3-4 o 1864 on ran between NYC and open ports in the south, with occasional trips to Boston Yes
Adriatic (1856-1885) 1 5-6 o Panama runs, then England No
Alabama (1838-1852) 4 1-3 o N/A
Alabama (1850-1878) USS Alabama 1 7-8 o Was at both Fort Fishers and also in the James near Petersburg Yes
Alaska (1867-1885) 1 9 (10 blank) o N/A
Albany (1826-1845) 2 3-4 o N/A
Albatross (1851-1853) 1 11 (12 blank) x N/A
Albemarle (1865-1882) 1 13 (14 blank) o No
Algoma (1864-1887) 5 1 (2 blank) x see CITY Of TORONTO (1839-1888)
Alhambra (1864-1875) Alhambra 1 15 (16 blank) x Built on speculation created by demand of US War Department for vessels to haul supplies and men. Chartered by US War Dept from January 25 to April 25, 1865. Yes
Alice C. Price (1853-1864) Alice C. Price 4 5-8 o Chartered as troop transport by by US QM Dept, later seized by US Govt Yes
Alida (1847-1885) 4 9-12 o Hudson No
Allegany (1863-1865) Neptune, USS Neptune 1 17-18 x Career confined to blockade duty and dispatch work. Yes
Alleghany (1856-1897) 5 3-5 x Great Lakes No
Allegheny (1849-1855) 5 7-9 x N/A
Alpena (1867-1880) 6 1-2 o N/A
Amelia (1863-1895) 6 3-5 o West Coast No
America (1847-1854) 3 3-4 o N/A
America (1854-1869) Coatzacoalcos, America 1 19-20 o Chartered by US War Department from March 1861 to Sept 1862 for use in army-navy expeditions on Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Seems to have been in the Pacific as a civilian steamer again after September 1862. Never was involved in Civil War after. Yes
America (1863-1886) America 1 21 (22 blank) x Chartered a few times for military purposes by the QM General’s Office of the US War Department, but isn’t certain this is the correct America. Yes
America (1869-1872) 1 23-24 o N/A
American Eagle (1833-1858) 3 5-6 o N/A
Ancon (1868-1889) 3 7-8 o N/A
Andalusia (1864-1867) Commodore, USS Iuka 1 25 (26 blank) x Built on speculation created by demand of US War Department for vessels to haul supplies and men. Sold as soon as completed to Navy for $130,000. Became USS Iuka and helped capture St. Mark’s, FL. Yes
Anglo-Saxon (1856-1863) 5 11-13 x Canada to England No
Antelope (1847-1888) 1 27-28 o California No
Arabian (1851-1863) Arabian 3 9-10 o Yes
Arago (1855-1869) Arago 1 29-30 o Chartered by US Navy to run down CSS Virginia.  Bow reinforced and filled with concrete.  After Virginia sunk returned to owners.  Chartered from May 1862 to July 1865 by US War Dept as a transport.  Could be sent to any port in Atlantic, West Indies, or Gulf of Mexico. Yes
Arctic (1850-1854) 1 31-32 o N/A
Argo (1844-1879) Argo 3 11-13 o Yes
Ariel (1854-1873) Ariel 1 33-34 o War Dept chartered her at various times as transport and supply steamer.  In between charters she ran her usual NYC to Aspinwall run in 1862-1865. Yes
Aries (1862-1908) Aries, USS Aries 3 15-17 x Yes
Arizona (1865-1877) 1 35-36 o after the war No
Armenia (1847-1886) 2 5-6 o Hudson No
Arrow (1837-1865) 5 15-17 o New York No
Arrow (1848-1863) 3 18-20 o Great Lakes No
Atlanta (1864-1865) Atlanta 1 37 (38 blank) x NOT the captured ironclad ram Atlanta.  This Atlanta was launched in 1864. Chartered to  the US War Dept’s QM’s Office as a troop and supply transport along the Atlantic coast until the end of the war. Yes
Atlantic (1846) 3 21-22 o N/A
Atlantic (1848-1852) 2 7 (8 blank) o N/A
Atlantic (1849-1879) Atlantic 1 39-40 o Chartered by the US War Dept at various times for various rates.  Chartered throughout the war. Yes
Atlantic (1863-1919) 3 23-24 x No
Augusta (1852-1877) USS Augusta 1 41-42 o Served as a US Navy ship throughout the war. Stationed in the Atlantic. Yes
Augusta (1852-1877) USS Augusta 6 7-9 o sold to US Navy Dept in 1861, commissioned USS Augusta Yes
Aurora (1846-1854) 5 19-21 o N/A
Austin (1860-1876) Austin, Donegal, USS Donegal 1 43-44 o Served as a US Navy ship throughout the war. No captures or actions. Yes
Badger State (1862-1909) 3 25-26 x Great Lakes No
Balloon (1839-1872) Balloon 2 9-10 o Purchased by QM’s Dept as a transport on Sept 9, 1861. Especially active during 1863 on the Chesapeake forwarding reinforcements for the Union amries in Virginia. Continued service until 1866. Yes
Baltic (1847-1872) 2 11-12 o-xx-x Great Lakes No
Baltic (1848-1876) Baltic 6 11-13 o Oddly worded, but looks like it was chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Baltic (1849-1880) Baltic 1 45-46 o Frequently chartered by the US War Dept, often used as a mail steamer. Yes
Baltic (1849-1880) 6 15-17 o under frequent charter to the War Dept, often used as a mail vessel Yes
Bangor (1834-1888) 2 13 (14 blank) o Turkey No
Bangor (1844-1848) 1 47-48 xx N/A
Banshee (1854-1883) 3 27-28 o New York No
Banshee (1862-1885) Banshee, USS Banshee 1 49-50 o Served as a US Navy ship throughout the war. No captures or actions. Battery of 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle and 2 x 12-pdr. Smoothbores Yes
Bat (1864-1903) Bat, USS Bat 1 51 (52 blank) o Served as a US Navy ship throughout the war. No captures or actions. Yes
Bay State (1846-1864) 2 15-16 o No
Bay State (1848-1883) was this the New York flag of truce boat? Can’t tell from Heyl’s wording 6 19-21 o However, interesting discussion of the ship which became the New York flag of truce boat, difficult to tell which ship it was No
Beaver (1835-1888) 5 23-27 o West coast of Canada and British survey ship. No
Belle (1837-1897) 3 29-30 o Albany to New York City No
Benjamin Deford (1859-1886) Benjamin Deford 1 53-54 o Seized by US War Dept and had charter rates set. Used in army-navy expeditions along Atlantic Coast.  Bought by War Dept in 1864 and assigned to QM General. Yes
Benjamin Franklin (1828-1842) 2 17-18 o N/A
Benjamin Franklin (1851-1856) 1 55 (56 blank) x N/A
Berkshire (1864) 4 17-18 o Burned shortly after launching No
Bienville (1850-1855) 6 23-24 o N/A
Bienville (1860-1872) USS Bienville 1 57-58 o Bought by US Navy on August 14, 1861. Battery of 8 x 32-pdr. guns. Atlantic early in the war and Gulf along Texas late. Yes
Black Warrior (1852-1859) 1 59 (60 blank) o N/A
Black Warrior (1852-1859) 5 29-31 o N/A
Boston (1831-1857) 3 31-32 o N/A
Boston (1850-1864) Boston 1 61 (62 blank) o Purchased as a troop transport by US War Dept in 1863. Service off SC in the Atlantic. Yes
Boston (1851-1871) 3 33-34 o Great Lakes No
Bradford Durfee (1845-1883) 5 33-35 o Massachusetts No
Bridgeport (1857-1886) 3 35-36 o Connecticut No
Brother Jonathan (1850-1865) 1 63-64 o West Coast No
Brother Jonathan (1850-1865) 6 25-27 o West Coast No
Buffalo (1837-1848) 2 19 (20 blank) o N/A
Bunker Hill (1837-1851) 2 21 (22 blank) o N/A
Burlington (1836-1854) 3 37-38 o N/A
Cahawba (1854-1874) Cahawba 1 65-66 o Chartered by the US War Dept at various times for various rates.  Attached to most joint army-navy expeditions along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Bought by US War Dept on May 1, 1864 Yes
Cahawba (1854-1874) 6 29-31 o chartered by and eventually bought by US War Dept, used all over Yes
Caledonia (1853-1869) USS Mohawk, Alliance 3 39-41 x Florida on blockade, then Boston-Bangor Yes
Calhoun (1851-1883) Calhoun, USS Calhoun, USAT General Sedgwick 3 43-46 o West Gulf Blockading Squadron, then USAT Yes
California (1848-1894) 1 67-68 o Panama to West Coast No
Calypso (1855-1886) Calypso, USS Calypso 4 19-21 x Blockade runner, captured June 11, 1863, then USS Calypso Yes
Canada (1826-1837) 2 23 (24 blank) o N/A
Canada (1846-1855) 4 23-24 o N/A
Canada (1853-1871) 3 47-48 o Lake Champlain Yes
Canada (1854-1862) 1 69-70 o South America No
Canada (1867-1926) 3 49-50 o N/A
Canadian (1854-1857) 5 37-39 x N/A
Canonicus (1849-1894) Canonicus 2 25-26 o NOT THE MONITOR CANONICUS. Chartered as a despatch boat by the US War Dept from March 4, 1862 to October 3, 1862. Attached to Burnside 1862 NC Expedition. Participated in Peninsula Campaign. Bought by US War Dept on April 12, 1863.  Operated mostly from Fortress Monroe up James River. Was under fire (when, seems like 1863 or later) at Harrison’s Landing and received damage from artillery fire. LOOK INTO THIS! Yes
Capital (1866-1896) 6 33-35 o N/A
Car of Neptune (1808-1821) 3 51-52 o N/A
Carolina (1822-1837) 2 27-28 o N/A
Carolina (1822-1837) 5 41-43 o N/A
Carroll (1863-1894) Proteus 1 71-72 x Built on speculation created by demand of US War Department for vessels to haul supplies and men. Sold as soon as completed to Navy for $160,000. Delivered to Navy on Feb. 4, 1864. Battery of 1 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifle, 2 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifles, 6 x 32-pdr. Smoothbores, and 2 x 12-pdr. rifles. Commissioned as USS Proteus on March 14, 1864. Various duty intercepting blockade runners and helping to capture St. Mark’s, FL. Yes
Caspian (1851-1852) 6 37-38 o N/A
Caspian (1898-1921) 4 25 o N/A
Cassandra (1863-1867) Cassandra 3 53 (54 blank) x Transport and QM Corps Yes
Cataline (1845-1861) Cataline 3 55-56 o Yes
Cataract (1846-1871) 3 57-58 o Great Lakes No
Catherine Whiting (1865-1899) 3 59-60 x Ran along Atlantic coast in 1865. No
Champion (1859-1879) Champion 1 73-74 o Brought $1,350,000 in specie from Aspinwall to NYC in December 1862. Chartered by US War Dept in 1864-65 for various joint Army-Navy operations along the Atlantic Coast. Yes
Champlain (1816-1817) 6 39-40 o N/A
Champlain (1832-1843) 2 29 (30 blank) o N/A
Chancellor Livingston (1816-1842) 2 31-32 o N/A
Charles Morgan (1854-1862) Charles Morgan (CSS?) Governor Moore 6 41-43 o seized by Louisiana authorities and converted to a ram to help with defense of New Orleans in 62 Yes
Charles Townsend (1834-1849) 2 33 (34 blank) o N/A
Charleston (1860-1891) USS Rhode Island 1 75-76 o Bought by US Navy on July 18, 1861 and renamed USS Rhode Island. Commissioned on July 29, 1861. Used as a despatch boat until fall of 1862. Converted to a cruiser in November 1862, and sent to search for Confederate ships in West Indies. Joined South Atlantic Blockading Squadron late in 1864. Yes
Charlotte (1864-?) Charlotte 6 45-47 o blockade runner, captured at Wilmington 1/20/65 Yes
Charlotte Vanderbilt (1857-1882) John Tucker 3 61-63 o QM Dept Yes
Chauncey Vibbard (1864-1900) 3 65-67 o Hudson River No
Cherokee (1848-1855) 1 77-78 o N/A
Chesapeake (1838-1847) 2 35 (36 blank) o N/A
Chicora (1864-1919) Letter B, Chicora 5 45-49 o blockade runner, interned in Halifax, Nova Scotia after escpaig the fall of Charleston Yes
Chief Justice Marshall (1825-1835) 3 69-71 o N/A
Chief Justice Robinson (1842-?) 2 37 (38 blank) o N/A
Chief Justice Robinson (1842-1858) 6 53-54 o N/A
China (1866-1884) 1 79 (80 blank) o N/A
China (1871-1935) 4 27-28 x N/A
Circassian (1856-1876) USS Circassian 1 81-82 x Captured blockade runner commissioned USS Circassian in 1862. Battery of 4 x 11″ Dahlgren Smoothbores, 1 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifle, 1 x 12-pdr. rifle. Used to capture blockade runners in 1862-63.  Used as a supply vessel for Federal fleet for rest of the war. Yes
Circassian (1856-1876) Circassian, USS Circassian 5 51-54 x blockade runner, captured 5/4/62; commissioned USS Circassian Yes
City of Albany (1863-1894) City of Albany 4 29-31 o Sold to US QM Dept, June 3, 1863, became a troop transport. Yes
City of Boston (1861-1898) 4 33-35 o New York No
City of Buffalo (1857-1866) 4 37-40 o-x Great Lakes No
City of Fremont (1866-1912) 4 41-42 x N/A
City of Hamilton (1850-1877) 3 73-74 o Lake Ontario No
City of Hartford (1852-1888) City of Hartford 5 55-57 o Often ferried New England regiments on their way to the front from Connecticut to New York Yes
City of Houston (1871-1878) 3 75-76 x N/A
City of Madison (1857-1877) 3 77-78 x Great Lakes No
City of New London (1863-1871) 3 79-80 o Maybe?
City of New York (1851-1862) City of New York
New York
1 83 (84 blank) x Chartered by US War Dept in 1861. Chartered as transport for 1862 Burnside Expedition to NC. Sank while grounded on the outer bar of Hatteras Inlet on January 13, 1862. Yes
City of New York (1861-1896) 4 43-44 o New York to New London No
City of New York (1873-1880) 1 85 (86 blank) x N/A
City of Norwich (1862-1894) 3 81-82 o US QM Dept charter Yes
City of Pittsburgh (1851-1852) 1 87 (88 blank) x N/A
City of Quebec (1863-1870) Thistle, USS Dumbarton 3 83-86 o Blockade runner, on James River during Siege Yes
City of Richmond (1865-1908) 3 87-89 o after Civil War N/A
City of Toledo (1865-1875) 4 45-46 o after the war No
City of Toronto (1839-1888) 2 39-40 o Great Lakes No
City of Toronto (1840-1887) 5 59-60 o Great Lakes No
City of Toronto (1864-1883) 5 61-63 o Canada No
City Point (1864-1883) City Point 5 65-67 o chartered to the US QM Dept on 12/24/64 and put in service on the James River forwarding troops and supplies to City Point. Partnered with Dictator, another vessel owned by the same company much of the time they were on the James. Yes
Cleopatra (1836-1852) 2 41-42 o N/A
Cleopatra (1865-1889) 1 89 (90 blank) x after the war No
Clermont (1807-1815) 2 43-44 o N/A
Cleveland (1837-1854) 2 45 (46 blank) o N/A
Cleveland (1852-1864) 2 47 (48 blank) o Great Lakes No
Cleveland (1860-1901) 2 49 (50 blank) x Great Lakes No
Clifton (1854-1866) 3 91-92 o Great Lakes N/A
Clifton (1861-1863) Clifton, USS Clifton 4 47-49 o Purchased 12/02/61 by US Navy Dept, USS Clifton Yes
Clyde (1870-1895) 1 91 (92 blank) x N/A
Cobourg (1833-?) 2 51-52 o N/A
Cobourg (1833-1846) 6 55-57 o N/A
Colorado (1864-1879) 1 93-94 o trans-Pacific steamer No
Columbia (1834-1841) 1 95 (96 blank) o N/A
Columbia (1850-1862) 1 97 (98 blank) o West Coast No
Columbia (1857-1876) Columbia 1 99 (100 blank) o Chartered by US War Dept throughout the war.  One of several ships named Columbia to be chartered in this way, so impossible to tell which was which in printed sources during the war. Yes
Columbus (1835-1848) 3 93 (94 blank) o N/A
Columbus (1848-1861) 1 101-102 x Central America No
Comet (1848-1861) 5 69-71 o Great Lakes No
Comet (1857-1878) 5 73-75 x Great Lakes No
Comet (1860-1870) 5 77-79 o Great Lakes No
Commerce (1824-1894) 2 53-54 o Hudson No
Commerce (1843-1850) 4 51-52 o N/A
Commerce (1848-1857) 6 59-61 x N/A
Commodore (1848-1866) Commodore 3 95-96 o US QM Dept charter Yes
Commodore Perry (1859-1907) USS Commodore Perry 4 61-63 o Was on the James during the Siege of Petersburg. Yes
Commodore Preble (1843-1851) 1 103 (104 blank) x N/A
Commodore Stockton (1850-1853) 6 63-64 o N/A
Commonwealth (1854-1865) 3 97-98 o Hudson River, Long Island, Groton No
Concordia (1862-1872) Concordia 1 105 (106 blank) x Chartered by US War Dept in 1865, last day of service on August 11, 1865. Yes
Congress (1818-1835) 2 55 (56 blank) o N/A
Connecticut (1816-1836) 6 65-67 o N/A
Connecticut (1848-1894) Connecticut 4 65-67 o chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Constellation (1837-1845) 2 57 (58 blank) o N/A
Constitution (1825-1849) 2 59-60 o N/A
Constitution (1833-1849) 6 69-71 o N/A
Constitution (1835-1851) 2 61 (62 blank) o N/A
Constitution (1861-1879) Constitution 1 107 (108 blank) o Chartered by US War Dept as a troop transport in late 1861. Served on North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in 1862, but left for San Francisco from New York on June 19, 1862. Yes
Constitution (1863-1865) 3 99-100 x No
Continental (1861-1902) Continental 3 101-102 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
Continental (1862-1870) Continental 1 109-110 x Very probably built as speculation. Chartered by US War Dept as a transport from December 1, 1862 to February 23, 1863. Rechartered from June 15, 1863 to  August 1864.  Bought by US War Dept on August 1, 1864. Kept in active service along the coast until the end of the war. Yes
Corinthian (1864-1892) 4 69-70 o Great Lakes No
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1847-1896) 6 73-77 o chartered by US QM Dept in 61-62, used as troop transport mainly in Chesapeake Bay area Yes
Cortes (1852-1865) 1 111-112 o West Coast No
Cortes (1852-1865) 6 79-81 o West Coast No
Costa Rica (1863-1886) 1 113-114 o New York to Aspinwall No
Costa Rica (1868-1887) 1 115 (116 blank) x N/A
Crescent (1862-1868) Crescent 4 71-72 o Regular route between New Orelans and New York, but not chartered until after the war ended. Yes
Crescent City (1848-1856) 1 117-118 o N/A
Crescent City (1853-1863) 2 63 (64 blank) o Great Lakes No
Crescent City (1853-1863) 6 83-85 o Great Lakes No
Cricket (1846-1897) Cricket, L. Boardman 5 81-83 o chartered by US QM Dept until about April 1864 Yes
Cuba (1863-1892) Admiral
USS Admiral
USS Fort Morgan
1 119 (120 blank) x Very likely built as a Civil War speculation. Purchased January 8, 1864 by the US Navy. Battery of 1 x 30-pdr. Parrot rifle, 2 x 12-pdr. Parrott rifles, 2 x 24-pdr. howitzers. Commissioned as USS Admiral. Blockade duty in Gulf of Mexico. Renamed USS Fort Morgan in summer 1864. Yes
Dacotah (1857-1860) 4 73-74 x N/A
Dakota (1865-1886) Nicaragua
Dakota
1 121-122 o Built as a speculation and chartered to US Govt at end of war as a transport for several months. Yes
Daniel Drew (1860-1886) 6 87-89 o New York No
Daniel Webster (1833-1841) 2 65-66 o N/A
Daniel Webster (1851-1866) Daniel Webster 1 123-124 o Chartered at various times throughout war by US War Dept. Served near AotP during Peninsula Campaign. Yes
Daniel Webster (1853-1884) Daniel Webster
Expounder
1 125-126 o Chartered by US War Dept from March 2-Oct. 2, 1862 while still named Daniel Webster. Chartered as Expounder for a trip in June 1863. Chartered again in 1864. Yes
Darlington (1849-1874) Darlington, USAT Darlington, USS Darlington 3 103-105 o Yes
David Brown (1832-1836) 6 91-92 o N/A
Dawn (1856-1869) USS Dawn 3 107-108 x Purchased by US Navy Dept, on James River during Siege Yes
Daylight (1860-1886) USS Daylight 3 109-111 x US Navy Dept charter, then purchased Yes
Dayton (1853-1873) 6 93-95 x Great Lakes No
De Soto (1859-1879) USS De Soto 1 129-130 o Bought by US Navy on August 26, 1861 and commissioned USS De Soto, Battery of 8 x 32-pdrs. And 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle. Sent to Gulf and blockade duty.  Toward end of 1862 sent to Philadelphia and new battery of 1 x 11″ Dahlgren gun, 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle, 6 x 32-pdr. rifles, 2 x 12-pdr. Smoothbores. Cruised between Cuba and Florida from February 1863 to June 1864. Returned to Portsmouth and decommissioned. Yes
De Witt Clinton (1828-1843) 2 67-68 o N/A
Dean Richmond (1864-1893) 4 75-77 x Great Lakes No
Dean Richmond (1865-1909) 6 97-99 o after the war No
Delaware (1852-1865) Delaware 1 127 (128 blank) o Chartered by US War Dept as transport in 1861-62. US War Dept bought her on April 13, 1863. Ran aground and back broken on May 24, 1864. Yes
Detroit (1845-1864) 4 79-80 x Great Lakes No
Detroit (1859-1873) 5 89-91 o-x Great Lakes No
Dictator (1863-1884) 5 93-95 o chartered to Army QM Dept on 2/24/64. Note on the City Point mentions the Dictator was present during the Siege of Petersburg. Yes
Dirigo (1865-1875) 3 113 (114 blank) x Maybe?
Doris (1864-1886) Doris 1 131 (132 blank) x Chartered as a transport by the US War Department from April 6, 1865 to July 25, 1865, bringing Federal troops north to be discharged. Yes
Douglas (1858-1879) Douglas, Margaret and Jessie, USS Gettysburg 6 101-104 o blockade runner Margaret and Jessie captured 11/5/63; bought by US Navy Dept and commissioned USS Gettysburg Yes
E. K. Collins (1853-1854) 6 105-106 o N/A
Eagle (1813-1838) 2 69-70 o N/A
Eagle (1817-1828) 2 71-72 o N/A
Eagle (1852-1885) 5 97-98 o New York No
Eagle (1862-1870) 1 133 (134 blank) o New York to Havana No
Eagle’s Wing (1854-1861) 3 115-116 o No
Eastern City (1852-1903) Eastern City, USAT Cossack 2 73-74 o Bought by US QM Dept on November 27, 1861 and converted to a troop and supply transport. Renamed to USAT Cossack. Used along Atlantic Coast from 1861-1864 and was involved in most of the joint Army-Navy Expeditions along the coast. Sold to a civilian on October 24, 1864. Yes
Eastern State (1851-1871) Eastern State 3 117-118 x US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
El Dorado (1850-1857) 1 135 (136 blank) o N/A
Electra (1864-1883) 1 137 (138 blank) x New York to Providence No
Eliza Anderson (1858-1898) 6 107-110 o West Coast No
Eliza Hancox (1863-1919) Eliza Hancox 4 81-84 o chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Ellen (1853-1865) Ellen, USS Ellen 4 85-86 o purchased 10/11/61 by US Navy Dept, USS Ellen Yes
Emerald (1844-1858) 3 119-120 o N/A
Emerald (1862-1902) 3 121-122 o Great Lakes No
Emily B. Souder (1864-1878) 1 139-140 x New York to New Orleans No
Empire (1843-1856) 2 77-78 o N/A
Empire (1844-1870) 2 75(76 blank) o-x Great Lakes No
Empire City (1848-1870) Empire City 1 141-142 o Chartered at various times throughout war by US War Dept. Served in Banks’ expedition to Louisiana.  Ran the Vicksburg batteries while the city was besieged. Purchased by US War Dept. on January 27, 1865. Yes
Empire State (1848-1857) 3 123-124 o N/A
Empire State (1848-1887) 3 125-127 o No
Empire State (1862-1916) 3 129-130 x Great Lakes No
Enterprise (1861-1885) 6 111-112 o Canada No
Eolus (1864-1915) Eolus, USS Eolus 4 87-90 o purchased 7/26/64 by US Navy Dept, USS Eolus Yes
Ericsson (1852-1872) Ericsson 1 143 (144 blank) o Chartered at various times throughout war by US War Dept. as a transport. Yes
Ericsson (1852-1892) (REVISED) Ericsson 2 79-80 o APPARENTLY REVISED FROM VOL 1. Chartered by US War Dept at various times during the Civil War. Yes
Erie (1833-1842) 2 81 (82 blank) o N/A
Erie (1836-1841) 2 83 (84 blank) o N/A
Erie (1836-1844) 4 91-92 o N/A
Erie (1867-1873) 1 145 (146 blank) x N/A
Erie (1867-1873) 5 99-101 x N/A
Escort (1862-1913) Escort 3 131-132 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
Ethan Allen (1859-1901) Ethan Allen, USS Commodore Barney 4 93-95 o Was on the James during the Siege of Petersburg. Yes
Eudora (1844-1854) 3 133-134 x N/A
Europa (1854-1872) 3 135-136 o Canada No
Evening Star (1863-1866) Evening Star 1 147-148 o New York to New Orleans, even during the latter stages of the war No
Experiment (1837-1860?) 6 113-117 o Canada No
Fah-kee (1863-1873) Fah-kee, USS Fah-kee 3 137-138 x Was near Petersburg at some point Yes
Falcon (1848-1865) Florence Nightingale 5 103-105 o New York State Quarantine ship Florence Nightingale No
Fanny (1825-1844) 2 85 (86 blank) o N/A
Fashion (1847-1868) 3 139-140 o Maybe?
Fire Cracker (1862-1868) 4 97-98 o China No
Fire Dart (1860-1875) 4 99-100 o China No
Fire Queen (1864-1878) 4 101-102 o China No
Florida (1850-1874) USS Florida 1 149-150 o Sold to the US Navy Dept on April 12, 1861. Battery of 4 x 32-pdr. 57 cwt. Smoothbores and 1 x 20-pdr. Parrott rifle. Commissioned USS Florida and stalked blockade runners in the Atlantic. Yes
Fohkien (1862-1865) 2 87 (88 blank) o China and Japan No
Forest City (1854-1896) 3 141-142 o Maine Yes
Fountain City (1857-1896) 3 143-144 x Great Lakes No
Francis Saltus (1844-1859) 3 145-147 o N/A
Francis Skiddy (1849-1864) 3 149-151 o New York No
Franconia (1863-1890) 4 103-104 x Not in any list of US gunboats or vessels purchased or chartered by US Navy or Govt, but a newspaper article about her demise in 1890 mentioned she was a Federal gunboat Maybe?
Frank (1835-1861) 5 107-109 o New York No
Franklin (1850-1854) 1 153-154 o N/A
Frontenac (1816-1828) 2 89 (90 blank) o N/A
Fulton (1813-1838) 2 91-92 o N/A
Fulton (1855-1870) Fulton 1 155 (156 blank) o Chartered at various times throughout war by US War Dept. as a transport and troop ship. Took part in many army-navy expeditions along the Atlantic coast. Yes
G. J. Truesdell (1864-1916) 6 119-121 x Great Lakes No
G. P. Griffith (1847-1850) 2 93(94 blank) o N/A
Galatea (1864-1885) 1 157-158 x Boston to NYC No
Galena (1857-1872) 4 105-106 x Great Lakes No
Garden City (1853-1854) 6 123-124 o N/A
General Banks (1847-1893) Scotia, General Banks, Fanny & Jenny 3 157-158 o Blockade runner, Union civilian steamer, then blocksde runner again! Yes
General Clinch (1839-1866) (CSS?) General Clinch 6 125-127 o defended Charleston Harbor Yes
General Grant (1863-1869) Onward, USS Grand Gulf 1 159 (160 blank) x Built as a speculation and purchased by the US Navy Dept on May 21, 1863. Battery of 1 guns. Commissioned as USS Grand Gulf and attached to cruisers of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Spent the war chasing blockade runners. Yes
General Greene (1825-1833) 2 95 (96 blank) o N/A
General J. K. Barnes (1865-1878) General J. J. Barnes 1 161-162 o chartered by US War Dept during last half of 1865 to bring home Civil War soldiers Yes
General Jackson (1828-1848) 2 97-98 o N/A
General Lincoln (1832-1850) 3 159-160 o N/A
General Meade (1861-1882) Bermuda, USS Bermuda 1 163-164 x Captured as a blockade runner on April 27, 1862. Bought by US Navy Dept on Oct. 14, 1862.  Commissioned as USS Bermuda. Battery of 1 x 11″ Smoothbore and 2 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifles. Sent to Galveston on blockade duty.  Spent the war chasing blockade runners. Yes
General Porter (1834-1847) 5 115-120 o-x N/A
General Wayne (1837-1850) 2 99 (100 blank) o N/A
General Whitney (1873-1899) 1 165 (166 blank) x N/A
George Appold (1864-1889) 1 167 (168 blank) x No
George Cromwell (1862-1877) 1 169 (170 blank) x New York to New Orleans No
George Law (1852-1857) 1 171-172 o N/A
George Law (1852-1894) 3 161-163 o New York and Maryland No
George Leary (1864-1900) George Leary 4 107-109 o chartered by US QM Dept as a transport. “…participated chiefly in the various troop movements incident to the Petersburg caqmpaign and siege.” Yes
George Peabody (1857-1890) George Peabody 4 111-113 o chartered by the US War Dept, later bought by US War Dept Yes
George W. Clyde (1872-1926) 1 175 (176 blank) x N/A
George Washington (1830-1884) George Washington 6 129-131 o chartered by US QM Dept for most of the war Yes
George Washington (1862-1877) 1 173 (174 blank) x New York to New Orleans No
Georgeanna (1859-1902) Georgeanna 4 115-118 o Baltimore to Norfolk and then to Old Point early in war, later chartered by US QM Dept for troop movements Yes
Georgia (1835-1878) 5 121-123 o under nearly continuous charter to US Qm Dept from Feb 62 on Yes
Georgia (1848-1859) 1 177-178 o N/A
Georgia (1862-1875) Japan, CSS Georgia, Georgia 5 125-129 x CSS Georgia, a high seas raider, interned and sold at Liverpool, became Georgia, a blockade runner; captured 8/15/64; sld after the war ended Yes
Georgia (1864-1878) USS Shamoken 1 179-180 o-x commissioned after the war ended Yes
Glaucus (1864-1906) Glaucus 1 181 (182 blank) x chartered by US War Dept in June-July 65, transporting soldiers home from the war Yes
Glen Cove (1854-1861) Glen Cove 4 119-120 o Sunk in the James River on May 4, 1861. Yes
Globe (1846-1868) 2 101 (102 blank) x Great Lakes No
Globe (1848-1860) 2 103 (104 blank) o-x N/A
Gold Hunter (1849-1870) Gold Hunter 4 121-124 o West Coast Yes
Golden Age (1852-1890) 1 183-184 o West Coast No
Golden City (1863-1870) 1 185-186 o West Coast No
Golden Gate (1850-1862) 1 187-188 o West Coast No
Golden Rule (1863-1865) 1 189-190 o NYC to Caribbean No
Goliah (1849-1898) 6 133-136 o West Coast No
Governor (1846-1861) Governor 4 125-126 o Chartered by US War Dept as a transport, but sank off NC coast in November 1861 Yes
Granada (1855-1860) 1 191 (192 blank) o N/A
Granite State (1852-1881) 3 165-166 x Great Lakes No
Granite State (1853-1883) Granite State 3 167-168 o New England to New York Yes
Great Britain (1830-?) 2 105 (106 blank) o N/A
Great Republic (1866-1879) 1 193-194 o N/A
Great Western (1838-1855) 2 107 (108 blank) o N/A
Greyhound (1863-1864) Greyhound 5 131-132 o Butler’s HQ boat on the James until she blew up on 11/27/64 Yes
Greyhound (1863-1865) Greyhound 6 137-139 x blockade runner captured 5/10/64, sold to private owner, used between Boston and Canada late in the war, THIS IS NOT BUTLER’S HQ BOAT!!!! Yes
Greyhound (1886-1902) 6 141 (141 blank) o See NORTHWEST for complete history. N/A
Guiding Star (1864-1870) 1 195 (196 blank) o New York to New Orleans No
Gulf Stream (1860-1903) North Carolina, Annie Childs, Julie Usher, Victory, USS Queen 1 197-198 x Captured as a blockade runner on June 21, 1863. Bought by US Navy Dept and renamed USS Queen.  Sent to Gulf of Mexico on blockade duty. Chased blockade runners with one success. Yes
Hancock (1827-1834) 2 109-110 o N/A
Harvest Moon (1862-1865) Harvest Moon, USS Harvest Moon 3 169 (170 blank) o purchased by US Navy Dept, Charleston Yes
Hatteras (1865-1882) 1 199 (200 blank) o after the war No
Hattie (1861?-1880) Hattie, Hattie Brock? 5 133-136 o Confusing history, possibly two boats named Hattie or Hattie Brock Yes
Havana (1859-1867) Havana, CSS Sumter, Gibraltar 1 201-202 x Converted to cruiser CSS Sumter by CS Navy Dept. Battery of 1 x 8″ Pivot gun and 4 x 32-pdr. in broadside. Blockaded and without coal in Gibraltar from January 17, 1862.  Sold to British in December 1862 as Gibraltar, which became a blockade runner. Chartered by CS War Dept as troop and supply transport in Charleston Harbor, but accidentally fired on by Fort Moultrie and sank on August 31, 1863. Raised and again became a blockade runner. Yes
Havana (1863-1909) 1 203 (204 blank) x New York to New Orleans and Havana No
Henrik Hudson (1845-1865) 5 137-139 o New York to Albany No
Henry Chauncey (1864-1877) 1 205 (206 blank) o after the war No
Henry Clay (1825-1835) 5 141-143 o N/A
Henry Clay (1851-1852) 4 127-128 o N/A
Herald (1842-1885) 4 129-130 o Civil War mentioned, but no record of war work that Heyl could find. Maybe?
Herman Livingston (1864-1879) Herman Livingston 1 207 (208 blank) o Chartered as a despatch steamer by the US War Department late in the war. Yes
Hermann (1847-1869) 1 209-210 o West Coast No
Hero (1844-1879) Hero 3 171-172 o US QM Dept charter Yes
Highlander (1835-1864) 2 111-112 o New York No
Home (1836-1837) 1 211 (212 blank) o N/A
Hope (1811-1816) 2 113 (114 blank) o N/A
Hope (1864-1866) Hope, Savannah 4 131-132 o blockade runner, captured 10/22/64; sold, renamed Savannah in Jan 65 and chartered by US War Dept Yes
Humboldt (1850-1853) 1 213 (214 blank) o N/A
Hunchback (1852-1880) USS Hunchback 5 145-148 o purcahsed by US Navy Dept 12/16/61 and named USS Hunchback. On the James River from May 64 to end of war. Yes
Hunter (1857-1870) 5 149-150 x Great Lakes No
Huntsville (1858-1877) Hunstville, USS Huntsville 1 215-216 x Chartered by US Navy Dept for three months in May 1861 and then bought on August 24, 1861. Commissioned USS Huntsville with a battery of 1 x 64-pdr. Smoothbore and 2 x 32-pdr. Smoothbores, with 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle added “later”. Spent the war hunting blockade runners in the Gulf. Yes
Huron (1852-1877) 3 173-174 o Great Lakes No
Idaho (1863-1897) 4 133-134 x Great Lakes No
Illinois (1837-1863) 3 175-176 o New York, maybe Maine No
Illinois (1838-1868) 6 143-144 o-x Great Lakes No
Illinois (1849-1865) 6 145-147 x Great Lakes No
Illinois (1851-1888) Illinois 1 217-218 o Chartered as a transport by the US War Department in October 1861. Attached to DuPont-Sherman Expedition against Port Royal and Beaufort, SC. Served as normal as a steamer from Oct 1863 to June 1864. Bought by US War Dept. in January 1865 and used her as transport and supply ship through end of war. Yes
Illinois (1853-1859) 3 177-178 o Great Lakes No
Independence (1850-1853) 1 219 (220 blank) o N/A
India (1871-1945) 4 135-136 x N/A
Indian (1855-1859) 5 151-152 x N/A
International (1853) 6 149-151 x N/A
International (1856-1874) 3 179-180 o Great Lakes No
Iolas (1842-1867) Iolas 3 181-182 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept, definitely at Siege of Petersburg Yes
Iron Witch (1846-1862) Erie 3 183-185 o No
Ironsides (1864-1873) 3 187-188 xx Great Lakes No
Isabel (1848-1863) Isabel, Ella Warley 2 115-116 o Detained by Charleston authorities and turned over to CS Govt. Converted into a blockade runner and named Ella Warley. Captured on April 25, 1862. Sold to a civilian. Yes
Island Home (1855-1897) 4 137-139 o Nantucket to Hyannis No
Island Queen (1854-1877) Island Queen 3 189-191 o Great Lakes Yes
Jackson (1853-1868) Patapsco 4 141-143 x early in 61 runs from New York to Portland (ME), later chartered by US QM Dept Yes
James Adger (1852-1878) James Adger, USS James Adger 1 221-222 o Chartered by US War Dept at beginning of war to ferry 69th NY to Annapolis, MD. Bought by US War Dept on July 26, 1861 and commissioned USS James Adger. Battery of 8 x 32-pdrs. Chased CSS Nashville and also served to chase blockade runners. Yes
James B. Schuyler (1865-1897) 4 145-147 o after the war No
James Kent (1824-1842) 2 117 (118 blank) o N/A
James T. Brady (1864-1869) James T. Brady 6 157-158 x chartered by US QM Dept late in the war Yes
James W. Baldwin (1860-1911) 3 193-194 o New York No
Jamestown (1852-1862) Jamestown, CSS Thomas Jefferson 3 195-196 o James River in 1862 only Yes
Japan (1867-1868) 1 223-224 o N/A
Japan (1871-1936) 4 149-150 x N/A
Jesse Hoyt (1862-1890) 5 153-155 o New York No
Jewess (1838-1856) 4 151-153 o N/A
John Brooks (1859-1902) John Brooks 3 197-199 o US QM Dept charter Yes
John Jay (1830-1852) 4 155-156 o N/A
John L. Stephens (1852-1880) 1 225-226 o West Coast No
John Mason (1834-1861) 6 159-161 o New York No
John Munn (1847-1863) 3 201-202 o Canada No
John Otis (1883-1917) 6 163 (164 blank) x N/A
John P. Jackson (1860-1871) John P. Jackson, USS J. P. Jackson 4 157-159 o NY/NJ ferry early in the war, purchased by US Navy Dept 11/6/61, USS J. P. Jackson Yes
John S. McKim (1844-1858) 1 227-228 x-o N/A
John Stevens (1846-1904) 4 161-162 o-xx damaged before the war and not rebuilt until late 1865 No
John W. D. Pentz (1863-1869) Massachusetts, John W. D. Pentz 3 203 (204 blank) o see Massachusetts
John W. Richmond (1838-1843) 2 119-120 o N/A
Joseph Whitney (1854-1888) Joseph Whitney, USAT McClellan 1 229 o Chartered by US War Dept on January 1, 1861 to  Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.   Bought by US War Dept in August 1861 and renamed McClellan. Used as a transport throughout the war. Yes
Juniata (1848-1888) Juniata 4 163-164 o towboat, chartered by US QM Dept early in the war several times Yes
Jupiter (1849-1865) Jupiter, Comet 6 165-167 o blockade runner captured 6/25/64; purchased by a civilian and renamed Comet Yes
Jupiter (1856-1877) Jupiter 2 121-122 o Converted into a blockade runner in Scotland in 1863, leaving in July 1863. Caught September 13, 1863. Sold to a civilian. Yes
Kaloolah (1852-1862) 3 205-206 o Great Lakes No
Kathadin (1863-1895) 4 165-166 o New  England No
Kennebec (1845-1870) Kennebec 2 123 (124 blank) o Charted by the US War Dept as a transport from March 3, 1862 to February 1, 1863, again in November 1863 and March 1864, and a final charter from August 6, 1864 to May 4, 1865. Yes
Kensington (1858-1871) Kensington, USS Kensington 1 230 x Bought by US Navy Dept on January 27, 1862. Commissioned USS Kensington on Feb. 16, 1862. Battery of 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle and 2 x 32-pdr. Smoothbores. Used most of the time as a supply and mail steamer between Key West and Ship Island at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Yes
Kensington (1858-1871) Kensington, USS Kensington 5 157-159 x purchased by US Navy Dept 1/27/62, commissioned USS Kensington Yes
Keweenaw (1866-1887) 4 167-168 o N/A
Keyport (1852-1917) Keyport 6 169-172 o passenger service in NY early in war, chartered nearly continuously by US QM Dept from Aug 62 to May 65 Yes
Keystone State (1853-1879) Keystone State, USS Keystone State 1 231-232 o Early in the war chartered for several months by the US Navy Dept. Purchased prior to October 1861 and commissioned USS Keystone State. Protected commerce from Confederate raiders early in war.  Then hunted blockade runners.  Engaged in a fairly large fight on January 31, 1863 off Charleston, SC.  After this continued to hunt blockade runners.  Moved to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and was in both Fort Fisher attacks. Yes
Kiang Loong (1862-1873) 2 125-126 o China No
Kingston (1855-1872) 3 207-208 o Canada No
Knickerbocker (1843-1865) Knickerbocker 2 127-128 o Chartered by US War Dept, QM Corps, during McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign from March 6, 1862 to September 29, 1862. Helped move Federal forces to Harrison’s Landing on the James in July 1862. May 1863 served as a hospital transport for the US Sanitary Commission after the Chancellorsville Campaign. Chartered again to QM Corps from December 23, 1864 to January 6, 1865. Driven into shore on the latter date and sank. Wreck burned by Confederates shortly thereafter. Yes
Knoxville (1853-1856) 1 233 (234 blank) o N/A
Labouchere (1858-1866) 6 173-174 o Canada No
Lac La Belle (1864-1872) 4 169-170 xx Great Lakes No
Lady Elgin (1851-1860) 2 129 (130 blank) o N/A
Lady of the Lake (1842-1855) 5 161-162 o N/A
Lady Stirling (1864-1895) Lady Stirling, USS Lady Stirling, USS Hornet 4 171-174 o blockade runner, captured 10/28/64; bought by US Navy Dept in Nov 64, USS Lady Stirling on April 24, 1865 Yes
Lafayette (1851) 6 175-176 x N/A
Lawrence (1868-1921) 5 163-165 x N/A
Lewiston (1856-1898) 4 175-176 o Maine No
Lexington (1835-1840) 5 167-169 o N/A
Liberty (1863-1876) Liberty 1 235 (236 blank) x Constructed primarily for speculative purposes. Chartered by US War Dept from March 22 to May 20, 1864 as a troop shop and transport. Yes
Linda (1864-1893) 4 177-178 x Boston to Nova Scotia No
London (1845-1856) 3 209-210 o N/A
Louisiana (1846-1857) 4 179-180 o N/A
Louisiana (1854-1874) Louisiana 4 181-183 o Baltimore to Norfolk and then Fort Monroe early in the war, then later Baltimore to Norfolk Yes
Louisville (1853-1857) 3 211-212 x N/A
M. Martin (1864-1920) M. Martin, but aka Maggie Martin, Mollie Martin, Milton Martin, others? 3 213-214 o “under Army orders on the James River during Grant’s campaign against Petersburg…” Yes
Magnet (1847-1909) 3 215-216 o Great Lakes No
Magnet (1856-1879) 3 217-218 x-o Great Lakes No
Maid of Orleans (1818-1825) 2 131-132 o N/A
Manhattan (1865-1882) 1 239 (240 blank) o after the war No
Manitowoc (1868-1879) 6 177-178 o N/A
Maple Leaf (1861-1864) Maple Leaf 5 171-175 o Canadian boat early in the war, then chartered by US QM Dept as a transport at times in 62 to 64 Yes
Marion (1851-1863) Marion 1 241-242 o Chartered in May 1861 by US War Dept to transport reinforcements to DC. In October, was a transport in army-navy expedition against Port Royal. Under charter again in March 1862 with the Farragut expedition against New Orleans. Hit an uncharted rock and sank in  April 1863. Yes
Martha Ogden (1824-1832) 2 133 (134 blank) o N/A
Mary Benton (1860-1903) Mary Benton 3 219-220 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
Mary Powell (1861-1920) 4 185-189 o Hudson No
Massachusetts (1816-?) 2 135-138 o N/A
Massachusetts (1835-1859) 2 139 (140 blank) o N/A
Massachusetts (1842-1881) Massachusetts, John W. D. Pentz 3 221-224 o chartered by US War Dept, used as despatch boat on Chesapeake Bay Yes
Massachusetts (1860-1892) Massachusetss, USS Massachusetts 1 243-244 x Bought by US Navy Dept on May 3, 1861 and commissioned as USS Massachusetts. Attached to South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Most of the time cruising and doing patrol duty. From 1863 on was mostly used as a mail and supply steamer for the fleet. Yes
Matanzas (1865-1868) 1 245 (246 blank) x Cuba to New York No
May Flower (1849-1854) 2 141-142 o N/A
May Queen (1852-1854) 6 179-181 o N/A
May Queen (1853-1866) 6 183-185 o Great Lakes No
Mendota (1857-1875) 3 225-226 x Great Lakes No
Menemon Sanford (1854-1862) Menemon Sanford 1 247 (248 blank) o Chartered by US War Dept in November 1862 and carried 800 men of the 156th NY on Banks’ Louisiana Expedition. She never made it, running aground and being smashed to bits on a reef on December 10, 1862. Yes
Mercedita (1860-1901) USS Mercedita 1 249-250 x Bought by US Navy Dept on July 31, 1861. Battery of 8 x 32-pdr. guns (20-pdr. Parrott rifle added “later”). Commissioned as USS Mercedita on December 5, 1861. Involved in a battle near Charleston on Dec. 31, 1862. Continued in naval service throughout the war. Yes
Merchant (1862-1865) 3 227-228 x Great Lakes No
Merrimack (1859-1887) Merrimack 1 251-252 x NOT the CSS Virginia, or former USS Merrimack. This was a civilian vessel chartered at various times by the US War Dept for nearly the entire war. Used as a transport in nearly all of the combined army-navy operations along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Yes
Messenger (1866-1890) 4 191-192 x N/A
Metacomet (1854-1871) 2 143-144 o South America No
Metamora (1846-1884) Metamora 4 193-196 o NY to Albany early in war, then chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Meteor (1863-1878) 4 197-198 x Great Lakes No
Metis (1864-1872) 1 253-254 x Boston, Providence, NYC, no passengers, freight only No
Metropolis (1854-1879) 3 229-230 o No
Metropolis (1861-1878) Stars & Stripes, USS Stars & Stripes 1 255-256 x Built as a speculation and sold to US Navy Dept on July 21, 1861. Battery of 4 x 8″ Smoothbores and 1 x 20-pdr. rifle. Commissioned as USS Stars & Stripes and ordered to blockade duty at Charleston.  Later attached to Burnside Expedition to NC. Helped capture New Berne, NC. Went back to blockade duty. Engaged in the expeditions against St. Marks, FL in Feb-Mar 1864. Yes
Mexico (1851-1870) Mexico, CSS General Bragg, USS General Bragg 6 187-189 o impressed into Confederate service at New Orleans in early 62, renamed General Bragg, captured at Battle of New Orleans, renamed USS General Bragg Yes
Miantonomi (1850-1867) Taminend 4 199-202 o Newark to NYC No
Michigan (1833-1854) 2 145 (146 blank) o N/A
Michigan (1847-1865) 3 231-232 o No
Milwaukee (1837-1842) 2 147-148 o N/A
Milwaukee (1837-1842) 6 197-200 o N/A
Milwaukee (1859-1868) 5 177-179 o Great Lakes No
Mineral Rock (1856-1896) 4 203-204 x Great Lakes No
Minesota (1851-1861) 2 149-150 o Great Lakes No
Mississippi (1853-1863) 2 151 (152 blank) o Great Lakes No
Mississippi (1859-1869) Mississippi 1 257-258 x Chartered by US War Dept in March 1862 as a transport for  the expedition to Ship Island at the mouth of the Mississippi and the capture of New Orleans. After she was chartered from time to time throughout the war. Ran aground near South-west Pass in July 1864 but was freed. Yes
Mississippi (1861-1883) Memphis, USS Memphis 1 259-260 x Originally a British blockade runner named Memphis.  Captured on August 3, 1862.  Bought by US Navy Dept and commissioned as USS Memphis.  Got in a fight near Charleston on January 31, 1863. Yes
Missouri (1862-1872) Union, USS Missouri 1 261 (262 blank) x Undoubtedly built as a speculation. Sold to US Navy Dept on January 3, 1863 and commissioned USS Missouri.  Used on blockade duty and cruises along coast. Nothing noteworthy or interesting happened with her. Yes
Mohawk (1856-1898) 4 205-206 x Great Lakes No
Moneka (1865-1890) 3 233-234 x N/A
Monmouth (1835-1856) 6 201-204 o N/A
Monohansett (1862-1904) Monohansett 2 153-154 o Chartered by US War Dept on August 23, 1862. Sent to Potomac where she served as a troop and supply transport. Attached to New Berne-Hilton Head Expedition in March and April 1864. Later went to James River. Attached to General Grant’s HQ, becoming a despatch boat and also acting as his HQ.  Stationed mostly at City Point during the Petersburg Campaign. President and Mrs. Lincoln spent time on board on multiple visits to Grant. Yes
Montana (1865-1877) 1 263 (264 blank) o after the war No
Montgomery (1858-1877) Montgomery, USS Montgomery 1 265-266 x Chartered in May 1861 by US Navy Dept for three months. Bought by US Navy Dept on August 24, 1861. Commissioned USS Montgomery and given a battery of 1 x 8″ and 4 x 32-pdr. Smoothbores. The battery was changed several times. Routine service throughout the war. Yes
Monumental City (1850-1853) 1 267 (268 blank) x N/A
Morning Star (1862-1868) 6 205-207 o Great Lakes No
Morning Star (1863-1870) 1 269 (270 blank) o New York to New Orleans No
Morro Castle (1864-1883) 1 271 (272 blank) o New York to Cuba No
Moses Taylor (1857-1877) 1 273-274 x West Coast No
Mount Savage (1853-1868) USS Mystic 3 235-237 x Definitely at the Siege of Petersburg Yes
Mount Vernon (1846-1885) USS Mount Washington 4 207-209 o purchased by Army and then resold to US Navy Dept, renamed USS Mount Washington, in the James River in 1864 Yes
Mystic (1852-1865) Mystic 3 239-240 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
Napoleon (1830-1857) 5 189-192 o N/A
Napoleon (1856-1871) 5 193-194 o Canada No
Narragansett (1866-1901) 5 195-197 o N/A
Nashville (1853-1863) Nashville, Thomas Wragg, Rattlesnake, CSS Nashville 1 277-278 o Seized by SC and turned over to CS Navy in 1861. Clipped through blockade on October 26, 1861 and became a cruiser and blockade runner.  Went to Nassau in 1862, put under British registry, and became blockade runner Thomas W. Wragg.  Ran aground in the Ogeechee River in February 1863, and was sunk by Union ships there. Yes
Naushon (1845-1879) Naushon 4 211-213 o chartered by QM Dept for transport service Yes
Nautilus (1866-1894) 4 215-216 o N/A
Nebraska (1865-1878) 1 279-280 o after the war No
Nelly Baker (1854-1863) 5 199-201 o In Maine early in the war, chartered by US QM Dept in 62-63 and then purchased by same in 63 Yes
Neptune (1838-1846) 1 281 (282 blank) o N/A
Neptune (1856-1874) 3 241-242 x Great Lakes No
Neptune (1865-1905) 1 283 (284 blank) x New York to Boston, freight only No
Nereus (1864-1891) 1 285 (286 blank) x Boston, Providence, NYC, no passengers, freight only No
Neshannock (1865-1871) 3 243-244 x No
Nevada (1865-1885) Paon Shan 1 287-288 o Built as a speculation and launched March 18, 1865. Chartered by US War Dept as a transport during final months of Civil War. Yes
Nevada (1865-1885) Paou Shan 6 209-211 o launched 3/18/65 and chartered by US War Dept as a transport late in the war Yes
New Champion (1842-1887) 3 245-246 o may have been chartered to the QM Dept as the Champion, Heyl is unclear Maybe?
New England (1833-1838) 2 155 (156 blank) o N/A
New England (1837-1848) 6 213-215 o N/A
New Era (1849-1868) 3 247-248 o Canada No
New Haven (1835-1877) 2 157-158 o NY/NJ No
New Orleans (1844-1849) 2 159 (160 blank) o N/A
New Orleans (1847-1861) 6 217-219 o China No
New World (1848-1864) New World 4 217-219 o Dismantled hull of the New World was taken to the James River, VA, where it served as a hospital ship during Grant’s Siege of Petersburg. Yes
New World (1850-1879) 1 297-298 o West Coast No
New World (1850-1879) 6 221-223 o West Coast No
New York (1822-1829) 1 291-292 o N/A
New York (1836-1876) 2 161-162 o Hudson No
New York (1837-1846) 1 293 (294 blank) o N/A
New York (1837-1846) 6 225-226 o After the war N/A
New York (1851-1890) New York, “Flag of Truce Ship” 3 249-250 o chartered by US QM Dept, stationed at Fort Monroe and widely known as the Flag of Truce ship, and carried mail and exchanged POWs between there and Aiken’s landing on the James River Yes
New York (1864-1890) 1 295-296 o No
New York (1864-1895) 6 227-229 o Aspinwall to New York No
Newport (1880-1932) 1 289 (290 blank) x N/A
Niagara (1840-1859) 3 251-252 o N/A
Niagara (1845-1856) 2 163 (164 blank) o N/A
Niagara (1845-1864) Niagara, USAT Suffolk 3 253-254 o US QM Dept charter and later owned by QM Dept Yes
Niagara (1845-1897) 3 255-256 o Hudson River No
Niagara (1865-1875) 1 299 (300 blank) o after the war No
Nightingale (1863-1868) Nightingale 3 257-258 x US QM Dept charter Yes
Nile (1843-1850) 2 165 (166 blank) o N/A
Nimrod (1835-1858) 5 203-205 o N/A
Nina (1848-1863) Nina 6 231-232 o blockade runner, but very little info on this ship other than what is found in ORNs Yes
Norman (1862-1909) 4 221-222 x No records of charters during Civil War, ran between Boston and Philly Maybe?
North America (1827-1839) 2 167 (168 blank) o N/A
North America (1839-1846) 2 169-170 o N/A
North America (1840-1863) North America 2 171-172 o Chartered by US QM Dept as a transport from March 5, 1862 to September 20, 1862. Chartered again from February 5 to 20, 1863 and again from April 3 to 6, 1863. Probably this North America (apparently there were a few and hard to keep track of) particpated in the Vicksburg Campaign. Purchased by QM Dept on July 9, 1863. Condemned at New Orleans on October 8, 1863. Set on fire and destroyed not long after. Yes
North America (1850-1852) 6 233-235 o N/A
North America (1862-1879) Union, USS Fort Jackson 1 301-302 o Sold on completion as Union to US Navy Dept on July 20, 1863. Commissioned USS Fort Jackson. Battery of 1 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifle, 2 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifles, and 8 x 9″ Dahlgren Smoothbores. Joined the NABS on Sept. 2, 1863. Used for blockade duty, for a few minor expeditions, and in the Fort Fisher attacks. Then sent to Gulf of Mexico on blockade duty. Yes
North American (1856-1874) 5 207-210 x Liverpool to Canada No
North Star (1853-1865) 1 303-304 o New  York to Chagres No
North Star (1854-1862) 3 259-260 o Cleveland No
Northern Indiana (1852-1856) 2 173 (174 blank) o N/A
Northern Light (1851-1875) 1 307-308 o New York to Nicaragua No
Northern Light (1858-1873) 4 223-224 x Great Lakes No
Northerner (1847-1860) 1 305 (306 blank) o N/A
Northerner (1850-1876) Northerener, USAT Northerner 3 261-262 o purchased by US QM Dept, sefved on East Coast all through the war Yes
Northwest (1867-1902) 6 237-240 o N/A
Nuhpa (1865-1896) 4 225-226 x Hudson No
Ocean (1849-1854) 1 309 (310 blank) o N/A
Ocean (1850-1866) 3 263-264 o No
Ocean Queen (1857-1874) Ocean Queen 1 311-312 o Chartered by US War Dept from Oct. 5, 1861 to January 15, 1862. Assigned as US Sanitary Commission hospital steamer on York River in May 1862.  Used as a transport in New Orleans Expedition.  Seems to be the end of Civil War service. Yes
Ocean Wave (1852-1853) 2 175 (176 blank) o N/A
Ocean Wave (1853-1871) Ocean Wave 4 227-229 o Chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Oceanus (1864-1866) 1 313 (314 blank) x New York to Boston No
Ohio (1848-1859) 2 177-178 x N/A
Ohio (1848-1860) 1 315-316 o N/A
Old Dominion (1872-1937) 1 317 (318 blank) o N/A
Oliver Ellsworth (1824-1853) 2 179-180 o N/A
Oneida (1862-1893) 4 231-232 x Great Lakes No
Ontario (1816-1832) 2 181 (182 blank) o N/A
Ontario (1847-1883) 3 265-266 o New York No
Ontario (1856-1894) 2 183 (184 blank) o see Commerce
Ontario (1867-1885) 1 319-320 x N/A
Ontario (1867-1885) 5 211-214 x N/A
Ontonagon (1856-1883) 4 233-235 x Great Lakes No
Oregon (1845-1849) 2 187 (188 blank) o N/A
Oregon (1845-1863) 2 185-186 o New York No
Oregon (1845-1877) 5 215-217 o Canada No
Oregon (1848-1880) 1 321-322 o West Coast No
Oregonian (1866-1885) 1 323 (324 blank) o N/A
Oregonian (1866-1890) 6 241-242 o N/A
Oriflamme (1863-1890) Oriflamme 1 325 (326 blank) o Ordered by the US Navy Dept and constructed as a gunboat. But was not finished prior to the Civil War. Yes
Orion (1866-1870) 6 243-244 o N/A
Orizaba (1854-1887) 1 327-328 o West Coast No
Oseola (1838-1858) 4 237-239 o N/A
Osiris (1838-1861) Osiris, (CSS Osiris?) 2 189-190 o Civilian steamer running between Charleston, SC and Sullivan’s Island, taken over by Confederate authorities early in the war.  Heyl has no further record. Yes
Osprey (1847-1859) 3 267-268 o N/A
Otter (1853-1890) 5 219-221 x West Coast No
Owego (1853-1867) 4 241-242 x Great Lakes No
Pacific (1849-1856) 1 329-330 o N/A
Pacific (1850-1875) 1 331-332 o West Coast No
Pajaro Del Oceano (1856-?) 1 333 (334 blank) o see William Norris
Palmetto (1846-1851) 1 335 (336 blank) o N/A
Palmyra (1864-1869) Deer, Palmyra 1 337 (338 blank) o British blockade runner captured at Charleston on February 18, 1865. Yes
Palmyra (1864-1875) Deer, Palmyra 6 245-246 o blockade runner Deer captured 2/18/65, sold to a civilian and renamed Palmyra, no further Civil War record Yes
Panama (1848-1870) 1 339-340 o West Coast No
Paragon (1811-1821) 2 191 (192 blank) o N/A
Parker Vein (1853-1863) USS Sumpter 3 269-271 x Yes
Passaic (1862-1891) 3 273-274 x Great Lakes No
Passport (1846-1921) 4 243-245 o Canada No
Pearl (1851-1870) 4 247-248 o Great Lakes No
Peerless (1853-1861) Peerless 3 275-276 o lost during 1861 Port Royal Expedition Yes
Peerless (1872-1910) 3 277 (278 blank) x N/A
Penobscot (1843-1857) 1 341 (342) o N/A
Pequot (1864-1911) 1 343 (344 blank) x New York, Providence, Boston, freight only No
Perry (1846-1896) Perry 3 279-280 o US QM Dept charter, used for towing Yes
Perseverance (1811-1814) 2 193 (194 blank) o N/A
Pewabic (1863-1865) 4 249-250 x Great Lakes No
Philadelphia (1812-1827) 2 195-196 o N/A
Philadelphia (1849-1866) Philadelphia 6 247-248 o chartered at various times by US War Dept Yes
Philadelphia (1859-1873) USS Philadelphia 3 281-282 o North Carolina Yes
Philadelphia (1867-1893) 3 283-284 x N/A
Philo Parsons (1861-1874) Philo Parsons 3 285-286 o Great Lakes Yes
Phineas Sprague (1857-1876) USS Flag 1 345-346 x Bought by the US Navt Dept on April 26, 1861.  Commissioned USS Flag in May 1861. Battery of 6 x 8″ Smoothbores.  Later battery of 4 x 8″ Dahlgren guns, 1 11″ Dahlgren pivot gun, and 2 x 30-pdr. rifles. Sent on blockade duty in the Atlantic off the Carolinas and Georgia. Involved in at least one small skirmish and several captures throughout the war. Yes
Phoenix (1808-1816) 2 197-198 o N/A
Phoenix (1815-1819) 2 199-200 o N/A
Phoenix (1820-1837) 2 201-202 o N/A
Phoenix (1845-1847) 6 249-251 xx N/A
Pioneer (1851-1852) 1 347(348 blank) x N/A
Planet (1855-1867) 4 251-253 o Great Lakes No
Ploughboy (1851-1870) 4 255-257 o Great Lakes No
Plymouth Rock (1854-1863) 2 203 (204 blank) o Great Lakes No
Plymouth Rock (1854-1886) 3 287-288 o New York to Connecticut No
Plymouth Rock (1864-1878) Plymouth Rock, Foong Shuey 3 289-290 o China No
Pocahontas (1829-1862) Pocahontas 3 291-294 o chartered by US War Dept, destroyed during 1862 Burnside Expedition Yes
Politkofsky (1866-1897) 6 253-255 o N/A
Portland (1835-1854) 1 349 (350 blank) o N/A
Portsmouth (1853-1867) 5 223-225 x Great Lakes No
President (1829-1842) 2 205-206 o N/A
Prince Alfred (1859-1884) 2 207-208 x Great Lakes No
Prince of Wales (1842-1862) 6 257-258 o Canada No
Prince of Wales (1860-1894) 4 259-260 o Canada No
Princess Royal (1841-1865) Princess Royal West Point 4 261-264 o In Canada early in the war, then chartered by QM Dept, sank on 8/13/62 Yes
Princess Royal (1861-1874) Princess Royal, USS Princess Royal 1 351-352 x Probable she was built for blockade running purposes. Seized by US Navy on January 29, 1863. Bought March 18, 1863 by US Navy Dept. Battery of 2 30-pdr. Parrott rifles, 1 x 11″ Dahlgren, and 4 x 24-pdr. howitzers. Commissioned USS Princess Royal. Had one small fight as well as captures of blockade runners. Yes
Princeton (1845-1854) 2 209 (210 blank) xx N/A
Prometheus (1850-1859) 6 259-260 o N/A
Providence (1832-1843) 6 261-262 o N/A
Pulaski (1837-1838) 1 353 (354 blank) o N/A
Quaker City (1854-1875) USS Quaker City 1 355-356 o Bought by US Navy Dept in May 1861 and commissioned USS Quaker City. Attached to squadron off Ft. Monroe. Did blockade duty and on patrol for 1861-62. Sent to blockade duty off Charleston in 1863. Small fight there January 31. Damaged and repaired and sent back on blockade duty.  Attacked Fort Fisher twice. Yes
Queen Charlotte (1818-1838) 2 211 (212 blank) o N/A
Queen City (1848-1862) 5 233-235 o Great Lakes No
Queen of the West (1853-1863) 2 213 (214 blank) o Great Lakes No
Queen Victoria (1837-?) 6 263-265 o Canada, and/or before the war No
Queen Victoria (1860-1883) 3 295-296 o Canada No
Queenston (1825-?) 2 215 (216 blank) o N/A
R. E. Lee (1860-1870) Giraffe, R. E. Lee, Robert E. Lee, USS Fort Donelson 1 361-362 o Started as Confederate blockade runner.  Made 21 successful trips in 1862-1863 before being captured on November 9, 1863. Sold to US Navy Dept and commissioned USS Fort Donelson. Battery of 2 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifles and 5 x 12-pdr. rifles. Sent on blockade duty. Participated in second attack on Fort Fisher. Yes
R. E. Lee (1860-1870) Giraffe, R. E. Lee OR Robert E. Lee, USS Fort Donelson 6 267-269 o blockade runner Robert E. Lee captured 11/9/63; purchased by US Navy Dept and commissioned USS Fort Donelson Yes
R. N. Rice (1866-1877) 4 265-267 o N/A
R. R. Cuyler (1860-1867) R. R. Cuyler, USS R. R. Cuyler 1 371-372 x Chartered on April 21, 1861 to bring 71st NY State Militia to DC. Chartered for three months in May 1861 by US War Dept. US War Dept bought her after and commissioned USS R. R. Cuyler. Battery of 2 x 32-pdr. 57 cwt., 6 x 32-pdr. 33 cwt., and 2 x “rifles”. Sent on blockade duty in mid-1861. Spent most of her time on blockade duty and hunting Confederate cruisers. Yes
R. W. Sherman 3 297-298 o Canada No
Raleigh (1865-1867) 1 357 (358 blank) o after the war No
Rapidan (1865-1886) 1 359 (360 blank) o after the war No
Raritan (1809-1820) 2 217 (218 blank) o N/A
Reindeer (1850-1852) 4 269-271 o N/A
Reindeer (1863-1899) 4 273-275 o Great Lakes No
Republic (1849-1866) 1 363-364 o West Coast No
Rhode Island (1836-1850) 2 219-220 o N/A
Richard Stockton (1852-1895) 4 277 o Amboy-NY No
Rip Van Winkle (1845-1872) 2 221-222 o Hudson No
Rising Star (1865-1877) 1 365 (366 blank) o after the war No
River Queen (1864-1911) River Queen 3 299-300 o US QM Dept charter, used as U. S. Grant’s personal headquarters and dispatch boat Yes
Roanoke (1851-1864) Roanoke 1 367 (368 blank) o Chartered by US War Dept on Oct. 5, 1861 as a transport. Attached to Sherman-DuPont Expedition against Port Royal. Resumed normal operations until seized by Confederates on Sept. 28, 1864. They sailed her to Bermuda, but British authorities would not allow fuel or munitions to be purchased, negating the plan to make her a Confederate raider. Confederates sailed her out of port and set fire to her to prevent Union use. Yes
Robert Fulton (1819-1825) 1 369-370 o N/A
Robert L. Stevens (1834-1861) 2 223-224 o New York No
Rochester (1836-1852) 2 225-226 o N/A
Rochester (1863-1920) 6 271-272 o Canada No
Rocket (1857-1879) 5 237-239 x Great Lakes No
Roger Williams (1845-1853) 5 241-242 o N/A
Roman (1866-1887) 4 281-282 o N/A
Rothesay Castle (1861-1889) Rothesay Castle 2 227-228 o Originally from Scotland. Sold as a blockade runner in August 1863. Never captured. Yes
Royal Tar (1835-1836) 2 229-230 o N/A
Royal William (1831-1840) 4 283-285 o N/A
S. R. Spaulding (1859-1869) S. R. Spaulding 1 405-406 o Chartered by US War Department for the war from Sept. 9, 1861. Stationed on York and Pamunkey Rivers during Peninsula Campaign, and used as hospital ships by US Sanitary Commission. Later used as transport along Atlantic Coast. Yes
S. S. Lewis (1851-1853) 1 407-408 x N/A
Sacramento (1864-1872) 1 373 (374 blank) o West Coast No
Saguenay (1853-1861) 6 273-274 o Canada No
Salvor (1856-1877) M. S. Perry 1 377 (378 blank) x Used as a blockade runner with British owners.  Captured on October 13, 1861.  Wasn’t involved in the Civil War after that. Yes
Salvor (1856-1877) Salvor, M. S. Perry 5 243-245 x blockade runner M. S. Perry captured 10/13/61; sold and chartered to QM Dept for periods of time from 62-64 Yes
Sam Sloan (1882-1916) 6 279-280 o N/A
Sam Ward (1847-1861) 3 305-306 o Great Lakes No
San Francisco (1853-1854) 1 379-380 o N/A
Santiago de Cuba (1860-1890) USS Santiago de Cuba 1 381-382 o-x Bought by US Navy Dept on Sept. 6, 1861 and commissioned USS Santiago de Cuba. Battery of 2 x 20-pdr. Parrotts and 8 x 32-pdr “cannon”, but changed several times during the war. Sent to Gulf of Mexico on blockade duty. Blockade duty all over the coasts and eventually fought at both Fort Fisher attacks. Yes
Sarah Sands (1846-1869) 1 383-384 x England No
Saratoga (1846-1854) 2 235 (236 blank) o N/A
Saratoga (1865-1875) 1 385 (386 blank) o after the war No
Savannah (1818-1821) 5 247-250 o N/A
Saxon (1862-1907) Saxon 4 287-289 x chartered by US QM Dept twice in 1862 Yes
Scotia (1845-1865) 6 281-282 o blockade runner captured late Feb 64, resold to civilian in summer 64, called Little Scotia, no Civil War involvement after Yes
Seabird (1859-1868) 6 283-284 o Great Lakes No
Senator (1848-1882) 1 387-388 o West Coast No
Sheboygan (1868-1914) 6 285-287 o N/A
Sierra Nevada (1851-1869) 1 391-392 o West Coast No
Siperior (1831-1859) 5 261-262 o N/A
Sir John Harvey (1852-1860) 2 237-238 x N/A
Somerset (1853-1887) USS Nereus 1 393-394 x Biught by the US Navy Dept and delivered Feb. 4, 1864. Commissioned USS Nereus in April 1864. Battery of 1 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifle, 2 x 30-pdr Parrott rifles, 6 x 32-pdr Smoothbores, and 2 x 12-pdr. rifles.  At both attacks on Fort Fisher. Yes
Sonora (1853-1868) 1 395 (396 blank) o West Coast No
South America (1841-1864) South America 3 307-308 o chartered by US War Dept Yes
South America (1861-1879) USS Connecticut 1 397 (398 blank) o Bought on July 18, 1861 by US Navy Dept. Battery of 1 x 18-pdr. rifle on the forecastle, 4 x 32-pdr. Smoothbores broadside. Commissioned USS Connecticut prior to Oct. 16, 1861. Blokade duty and cruises for raiders throughout the war. Yes
South Carolina (1860-1902) USS South Carolina 1 399-400 x Bought by the US Navy Dept on May 3, 1861. Battery of 1 x 32-pder. Parrott rifle and 8″ “guns”. Commissioned USS South Carolina prior to July 2, 1861. Spent the war on blockade duty with a small action at Galveston early in the war. Yes
South Carolina (1864-1891) USS Winnipeg 1 401 (402 blank) o-x Part of “last class of iron double-ended gunboats” built for US Navy during Civil War. Was still unfinished when the war ended. Yes
Southern Belle (1867-1889) 2 239 (240 blank) o N/A
Southern Michigan (1852-1863) 2 241 (242 blank) o Great Lakes No
Southerner (1846-1858) 1 403 (404 blank) o N/A
Southerner (1846-1858) 6 289-290 o N/A
Southfield (1857-1864) USS Southfield 4 291-292 o purchased by US Navy Dept 12/26/61, renamed USS Southfield, sank by CSS Albemarle on April 19, 1864 Yes
Splendid (1832-1857) 5 251-254 o N/A
St. Irenee (19051867-1926) 3 301 (302 blank) o N/A
St. Lawrence (1838-1854) 2 231 (232 blank) o N/A
St. Lawrence (1853-1863) 3 303-304 o Great Lakes No
St. Louis (1844-1852) 2 233 (234 blank) o N/A
St. Louis (1854-1878) 1 375-376 o West Coast No
St. Mary’s (1857-1872) St. Mary’s, Nick King, USS Genesee 6 275-277 o blockade runner Nick King scuttled 2/7/64, raised and named USS Genesee 2/9/64 Yes
Star of the South (1853-1870) Star of the South 1 409 (410 blank) x Bought by US War Dept in early 1861.  Attached to Sherman-DuPont Expedition against Port Royal in Sept-Oct 1861. Nothing else of note. Yes
Star of the Union (1864-1868) 1 411 (412 blank) x after the war No
Star of the West (1852-1862) Star of the West 1 413-414 o Chartered by US Navy Dept to resupply Fort Sumter prior to outbreak of Civil War. Soon after chartered by US War Dept to evacuate troops from Matagorda Bay, Texas, but arrived after their capture. Captured by the Confederates in early 1861. Used as confederate receiving ship for naval personnel at New Orleans starting in May 1861. Burned at the capture of New Orleans in April 1862. Yes
Star of the West (1852-1863) Star of the West, CSS St. Philip 5 255-257 o captured by Confederates and renamed CSS St. Philip, left New Orleans in 62 just before the city’s capture, used in defense of Yazoo Pass, sunk there on purpose as an obstruction Yes
State of Georgia (1851-1866) USS State of Georgia 1 415 (416 blank) o Sold to US Navy Dept on Sept. 26, 1861. Battery of 6 x 8″ guns, 2 x 32-pdr. guns, and 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle. Commissioned USS State of Georgia. Participated in April 1862 attack on Fort Macon.  Then blockade duty. Yes
State of Maine (1848-1871…?) State of Maine 2 243-244 o Chartered by US War Dept from March 4, 1862 to September 4, 1862. Converted into a hospital ship and served with Army of the Potomac. No records, but Heyl is confident she remained as a hospital ship in 1863 up to August 1864. Sent to City Point, Va. during May 1864. Transported wounded from City Point to Fortress Monroe or Newport News. Stationed at City Point during the Siege of Petersburg. Had 500 beds and remained attached to the Hospital Dept of the Army of the Potomac until the end of the war. Her last charter was from August 18, 1864 to August 11, 1865. Yes
Stonington (1866-1894) 5 259-260 o N/A
Sultana (1847-1862) 2 245 (246 blank) o Great Lakes No
Sultana (1847-1863) 6 291-293 o Great Lakes No
Sun (1854-1874) 6 295-296 x Great Lakes No
Sunbeam (1861-1863) 4 293-294 o Great Lakes No
Superior (1822-1843) 2 247 (248 blank) o N/A
Susan Ward (1863-1870) 5 263-264 o Great Lakes No
Suwonda (1864-1872) Suwonda 4 295-297 o chartered by US QM Dept as a despatch boat in 1865 Yes
Swallow (1836-1845) 2 249-251 o N/A
Sylvan Dell (1872-1919) 4 299-300 o N/A
Sylvan Glen (1869-1915) 4 301-302 o N/A
Sylvan Grove (1858-1891) 4 303-304 o New York Harbor No
Sylvan Shore (1856-1877) Sylvan Shore 4 305-307 o chartered by QM Dept and mostly used in Florida Yes
Sylvan Stream (1863-1904) 4 309-312 o No
Telegraph (1832-1862) 3 309-311 o records stop at Norfolk, Va in 1861 No
Telegraph (1837-1870) 3 313-314 o Hudson River No
Temple of the Muses (1845-1847) 2 253 (254 blank) o N/A
Tennessee (1848-1853) 1 417-418 o N/A
Tennessee (1853-1865) Tennessee, USS Tennessee, USS Mobile 1 419-420 o Tennessee was seized by Confederate authorities at the start of the Civil War, but when she was fully loaded her draft was too large to reach the Gulf.  She was captured at the fall of New Orleans.  Converted into warship and named USS Tennessee.  Battery of 1 x 30-pdr. Parrott rifle, 3 x 32-pdr Smoothbores, and 1 x 12-pdr. rifle. Assigned to West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Bombarded Ft. Morgan. Continued blockade duty with captures.  Renamed USS Mobile on September 1, 1864, so thar captured ram CSS Tennessee could retain her name as the new USS Tennessee. USS Mobile one of the fastest under Farragut’s command, as written by him. Gale damaged the ship in October 1864, and she was condemned and sold to a civilian in March 1865. Yes
Tennessee (1864-1870) USS Muscoota 1 421 (422 blank) o One of the last of a series of double-ended gunboats constructed during the war. Delibered to US Navy Dept on December 7, 1864. Battery of 2 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifles, 2 x 20-pdr. Dahlgren guns, 4 x 11″ Dahlgren guns, and 2 x 24-pdr. howitzers. By the time she was ready she barely saw any service and no actual fighting. Yes
Thistle (1863-1870) Thistle, USS Dumbarton 3 315 (316 blank) o see City of Quebec
Thomas A. Morgan (1854-1903) Thomas A. Morgan 3 317-318 o requisitioned by US War Dept, used as official mail steamer between Fort Monroe and Yorktown Yes
Thomas A. Scott (1863-1887) Thomas A. Scott 1 423-424 x Very likely built as a Civil War speculation. Purchased June 9, 1863 by the US War Dept. Used as a transport during the Civil War. Yes
Thomas Collyer (1850-1897) Thomas Collyer 6 297-300 o Briefly chartered by QM Dept in June 63 for only four days! Yes
Thomas Collyer (1862-1906) Thomas Collyer 6 301-303 o ran as a civilian steamer in NY early in the war, chartered by and eventually sold to US QM Dept, used as a despatch boat while under charter Yes
Thomas Collyer (1864-1911) Thomas Collyer 6 305-307 o chartered to US QM Dept late in the war Yes
Thomas G. Haight (1853-1856) 4 313-315 o N/A
Thomas Hunt (1851-1910) 5 269-270 o New York No
Thomas Jefferson (1834-1844) 2 255 (256 blank) o N/A
Thomas Powell (1846-1887) Thomas Powell 4 317-319 o New York runs until April 64, then chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Tioga (1862-1877) 5 273 (271-272 missing) ? Pages 271-272 incorrectly show the Thomas Hunt again so we get only the last page of the Tioga’s entry, which is enough to see that she was on the Great Lakes. No
Toledo (1854-1856) 4 321-322 x N/A
Tonawanda (1856-1870) 6 309-310 x Great Lakes No
Totten (1853-1881) Chesapeake 3 319-320 x Yes
Traveller (1835-1866) 3 321-322 o Canada No
Traveller (1845-1873) 3 323-324 o New York to New Haven No
Tristram Shandy (1864-1874) Tristram Shandy, USS Tristram Shandy 5 275-276 o blockade runner, capture 5/15/64; commissioned USS Tristram Shandy Yes
Trojan (1842-1851) 3 325-326 o N/A
Troy (1840-1859) 3 327-328 o N/A
Troy (1845-1861) 3 329-330 o Great Lakes No
Troy (1849-1859) 6 311-313 x N/A
Twilight (1868-1923) 6 319-320 o N/A
Twilight (1873-1906) 6 315-317 o N/A
Uncle Sam (1852-1878) 1 425-426 o West Coast No
Uncle Sam (1852-1878) 6 321-323 o West Coast No
Unicorn (1836-18??) 2 257-259 o N/A
Union (1849-1851) 1 427 (428 blank) x N/A
Union (1850-1856) 1 429 (430 blank) o N/A
Union (1850-1856) 6 325-326 o N/A
Union (1856-1876) 4 323-324 o Great Lakes No
Union (1864-1902) 4 325-326 o Canada No
United States (1821-1849) 2 261-262 o N/A
United States (1831-1843) 2 263-264 o N/A
United States (1835-1849) 2 265 (266 blank) o N/A
United States (1847-1875) 5 279-281 o Pages 279-280 are repeated twice. Lake Champlain. No
United States (1848-1862) 1 431-432 o Europe No
United States (1848-1862) 6 327-329 o England No
United States (1864-1881) 1 433-434 x after the war No
USS Arctic (1854-1879) Lightship No. 8 4 13-15 x Seized by Confederates, later sunk by the Confederates. Yes
USS Cherokee (1859-?) Thistle, Cherokee, USS Cherokee 6 49-51 x blockade runner Cherokee, captured 5/8/63, purchased by US Navy Dept, renamed USS Cherokee Yes
USS Commodore Hull (1860-1885) Nuestra Senora del Regla, USS Commodore Hull 4 53-55 o Blockade runner, captured 12/01/61, became USS Commodore Hull Yes
USS Commodore Morris (1862-1931) USS Commodore Morris 4 57-59 o Was on the James during the Siege of Petersburg. Yes
USS Demologos (1814-1829) 5 85-87 o N/A
USS Fort Jackson (1863-1865) USS Fort Jackson 1 151 (152 blank) o See North America (1862-1879)
USS Frolic (1862-1885) Lord Clyde, A. D. Vance, USS Advance, USS Frolic 3 153-155 o NABS, but not at Petersburg Yes
USS Fulton (1837-1862) USS Fulton 5 111-113 o taken by Confederate forces at outbreak of war at Pensacola Navy Yard, burned before Union troop scould capture her Yes
USS Isonomia (1864-?) Shamrock, USS Isonomia 6 153-155 o purchased by US Navy Dept on 1/13/64, commissioned USS Isonomia Yes
USS Malvern (1860-1895) William G. Hewes, Ella & Annie, USS Malvern 1 237-238 o Seized by Confederacy on April 28, 1861 and used as a blockade runner called William G. Hewes.  Shifted to another port after New Orleans was captured and had name changed to Ella & Annie.  Captured on November 8, 1863.  Sold to US Navy Dept and renamed USS Malvern. Battery of 4 x 20-pdr. Parrott rifles and 8 x 12-pdr. Smoothbores and commissioned on December 10, 1863. Chased Chesapeake after her capture by Confederate sympathizers.  Assigned to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served at times as Admiral Porter’s flagship. Participated in both Fort Fisher Attacks, and against Fort Anderson on the Cape Fear River. Used frequently for conferences between Lincoln, Grant, and Porter during the final battles around Petersburg. Yes
USS Michigan (1843-1949) 6 191-195 o Duty on the Great Lakes Yes
USS Mississippi (1841-1863) USS Mississippi 5 181-186 o Yes
USS Missouri (1841-1843) 5 187-188 o N/A
USS Muscoota (1864-1869) USS Muscoota 1 275 (276 blank) o see Tennessee (1864-1870)
USS Powhatan (1850-1887) USS Powhatan 5 227-231 o Yes
USS Shamoken (1864-1869) 1 389 (390 blank) o see Georgia (1864-1878)
USS Susquehanna (1850-1886) USS Susquehanna 5 265-268 o Yes
USS Winnipeg (1864-1869) USS Winnipeg 1 459 (460 blank) o See South Carolina o-x (1864-1891)
Utica (1836-1875) 5 283-284 o NY/NJ No
Vandalia (1841-1856) 2 267 (268 blank) x N/A
Vanderbilt (1855-1890) Vanderbilt / USS Vanderbilt 1 435-436 o Presented as a gift to the US Government by Cornelius Vanderbilt, originally used by the US War Dept.  Assigned as a troop ship, especially during McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. Transferred to US Navy Dept in 1862.  Given an unspecified battery which changed several times during the war and commissioned USS Vanderbilt. Sent on chase after CSS Alabama. Searched oceans for blockade runners. Participated in second Fort Fisher attack. Yes
Vanderbilt (1855-1890) Vanderbilt, USS Vanderbilt 6 331-333 o “given as a gift” to US War dept by Cornelius Vandeerbilt, transferred to US Navy Dept and commissioned USS Vanderbilt Yes
Vera Cruz (1865-1866) 1 437 (438 blank) o after the war No
Victory (1827-1845) 3 331-332 o N/A
Victory (1834-1839) 2 269 (270 blank) o N/A
Virginia (1816-1847) 2 271-274 o N/A
Virginius (1864-1873) Virgin 1 439-440 o Built as a blockade runner for British owners. Captured when the city of Mobile, AL fell in 1865. Sold by US Navy Dept. since she was unsuitable for naval purposes. Yes
Walk in the Water (1818-1821) 2 275 (276 blank) o N/A
Walrus (1866-1873) 4 327-328 o N/A
Wando (1864-1872) Let Her Rip, Wando, USS Wando 4 329-330 o blockade runner, captured 10/21/64; renamed USS Wando Yes
Warrior (1863-1875) Warrior 4 331-333 o chartered by US QM Dept Yes
Washington (1813-1823) 2 277 (278 blank) o N/A
Washington (1825-1831) 3 333-334 o N/A
Washington (1847-1864) 1 441-442 o West Coast No
Washington Irving (1844-1868) Washington Irving 3 335-336 o US QM Dept charter Yes
Water Witch (1831-1862) NOT the USS Water Witch 3 337-338 o No
Waterloo (1826-1829) 5 285-287 o N/A
Waubuno (1865-1879) 5 289-290 o Canada No
Welaka (1850-1857) 3 339-342 o N/A
Welland (1853-1856) 3 343 (344 blank) o N/A
Wenona (1857-1877) 5 291-292 x Great Lakes No
Westchester (1832-1845) 5 293-295 o N/A
Western Metropolis (1856-1864) 3 345-346 o Great Lakes No
Western Metropolis (1863-1878) Western Metropolis 1 443 (444 blank) o Completed in late 1864 and chartered as a transport by the US War Dept from Dec. 24, 1864 to January 25, 1865, used in the two expeditions against Fort Fisher. Yes
Western World (1854-1863) 2 279 (280 blank) o Great Lakes No
Westernport (1853-1866) USS Wyandotte 3 347-348 x Yes
Westfield (1861-1863) Westfield, USS Westfield 4 335-337 o ran on Staten Island Ferry route in 61, purchased by US Navy Dept 12/12/61 Yes
Westmoreland (1853-1854) 5 297-298 x N/A
William Gibbons (1833-1836) 1 445-446 o N/A
William H. Harrison (1840-1854) 5 303-304 o N/A
William Harrison (1864-1896) 5 299-301 o New York No
William IV (1832-1858) 6 335-336 o N/A
William IV (1832-1859) 2 281 (282 blank) o N/A
William Jenkins (1854-1861) 1 447 (448 blank) o N/A
William Lawrence (1869-1899) 1 449 (450 blank) x N/A
William Norris (1854-1870) 1 451-452 o Caribbean No
William P. Clyde (1865-1876) 1 453 (454 blank) x after the war No
William Penn (1826-1836) 2 283 (284 blank) o N/A
William Penn (1851-1856) 1 455 (456 blank) x N/A
Wilmington (1839-1868) 4 339-342 o Canada No
Wilson G. Hunt (1848-1890) 4 343-346 o West Coast No
Winfield Scott (1850-1853) 1 457-458 o N/A
Winslow (1863-1891) 3 349 (350 blank) x Great Lakes No
Wisconsin (1838-1853) 2 285 (286 blank) o N/A
Worcester (1841-1861) 3 351-352 o Maybe?
Worcester (1863-1894) Glaucus / USS Glaucus 1 461-462 x Purchased by the US Navy Department prior to completion.  Delivered Oct. 1, 1863. Battery of 1 x 100-pdr. Parrott rifle, 8 x 8″ Smoothbores. Commissioned USS Glaucus Feb 18, 1864. In 1864 and 1865 cruised off Cuba and the Bahamas. Yes
Yankee Blade (1853-1854) 1 463-464 o N/A
Yorktown (1853-1865) CSS Patrick Henry 1 465-466 o Seized by Virginia and sold to CS Navy Dept. Commissioned CSS Patrick Henry. Battery of ten heavy guns and plated her hull with 1 1/4 inches of iron plates. In July 1861 battery changed to 2 x 10″ pivot rifles mounted fore and aft and 2 x 8″ guns mounted broadside, and changed throughout war. Many fights in Hampton Roads early in the war. Fought at Drewry’s Bluff on May 15, 1862.  In July 1863, converted into a school-ship for training CS Navy officers and ordered to remain at anchor under protection of Drewry’s Bluff. Burned when Petersburg and Richmond were evacuated. Yes
Zenobia (1864-1867) Stag, Zenobia 1 467 o Constructed to run the blockade, Stag was captured by USS Malvern on January 19, 1865. Sold to a civilian. Yes
Zenobia (1864-1885) Stag, Zenobia 6 337-338 o blockade runner Stag cptured 1/19/65; purchased by a civilian and  no further Civil War involvement Yes
Zimmerman (1854-1863) 3 353-354 o Canada No

***



What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: