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The USS Mound City; circa 1864–65. During the 1862 Engagement at St. Charles, a single Confederate shell ripped through the steam drum of the ship, filling it with scalding steam that killed 105 sailors.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Historical Center

Civil War through Reconstruction, 1861 through 1874
Pea Ridge Campaign
St. Charles, Engagement at
Steamboats (Civil War)
USS Mound City
Mississippi River Squadron (US)
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