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Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2:

Name: CSS Roanoke Type: Steamer Tonnage: 65
Length: Not Listed. Beam: Not Listed. Draught: Not Listed.
Speed: Not Listed. Complement: Not Listed. Class: Not Listed.
Armament: November 5, 1864: 2 guns
Namesake: Not Listed.

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Captain(s):
Lieutenant Mortimer W. Benton
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Lieutenant William W. Pollock
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Acting Master W. Frank Shippey
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Master’s Mate A. E. Albertson
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Captain 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle (June 13-18, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy3

  • Captain: Not Listed.4
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”5

Second Offensive Order of Battle (June 19-30, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy6

  • Captain: Not Listed.7
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”8

Third Offensive Order of Battle (July 1-31, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy9

  • Captain:
    • Lieutenant Mortimer W. Benton (July 2, 1864)(detailed to Wilmington, NC on July 2, 1864) 10
    • Master’s Mate A. E. Albertson (July 31, 1864)
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle (August 1-31, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy12

  • Captain: Not Listed.13 Station: James River, Virginia14
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”15

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle (September 1-October 13, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy16

  • Captain: Acting Master W. Frank Shippey17 Station: James River, Virginia18
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”19

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle (October 14-31, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy20

  • Captain: Acting Master W. Frank Shippey21 Station: James River, Virginia22
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”23

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle (November 1-December 31, 1864): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy24,25

  • Captain: Master W. Frank Shippey (November & December 1864)26,27
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament: 2 x “guns” (November 5, 1864)28
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”29,30

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle (January 1-February 28, 1865): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy31,32

  • Captain:
    • Not Listed. (January 1865)33
    • Lieutenant William W. Pollock (February 1865)34
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”35

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle (March 1-April 2, 1865): James River Naval Squadron | Confederate Navy36

  • Captain: Not Listed. (March & April 1865)37
  • Crew Strength:
  • Armament:
  • Note: This ship is noted as a “gunboat.”38

 

Siege of Petersburg Battles:

  • TBD

 

Siege of Petersburg Involvement:39

The small steamer Roanoke was chartered in June 1861 from the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Co. by Comdr. F. Forrest to keep open Confederate communications on the Nansemond River in Virginia. She carried on similar duties off the North Carolina coast in 1862.

 

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. “DANFS.” Naval History and Heritage Command, www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html.
      2. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 1, p. 265
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 127
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 127
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 127
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 136
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 136
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 136
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 136
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 145
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 145
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 145
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 145
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 153
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 153
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 153
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 153
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 161
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 170
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 161
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 170
      28. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 1, p. 265
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 161
      30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 170
      31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 179
      32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 189
      33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 179
      34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 189
      35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 179
      36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 198
      37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 198
      38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 198
      39. “Roanoke.” Naval History and Heritage Command, https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/confederate_ships/roanoke.html.

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