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Peter C Goosey
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1800
Clark County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1875
Yazoo City
Yazoo County
Mississippi, USA

His sons, Peter, Charles and Robert Goosey, served in CSA, Company E "Yazoo Greys" of the 30th Mississippi Infantry

Sinking of the Union Iron Clad, Baron DeKalb, July 1863:
Information about the underwater mine used in the sinking of the Union ironclad Baron DeKalb in the Yazoo River just south of Yazoo City can be found in YAZOO: ITS LEGENDS AND LEGACIES by Harriet Decell and Jo Anne Prichard (1976, Yazoo Delta Press, p. 308-309) and AFRO-AMERICAN SONS & DAUGHTERS, 1849-1949 by Joseph C. Thomas (Thomas & Kirk Publishing, 1997, p.64) . "Just south of town, one boat was suddenly shaken by a terrific explosion just under her bow. The forpart catapulted upward, the bow began to sink, and within minutes the DeKalb rested at the bottom of the river beyond salvage(Decell)." The remains are still buried in the mud of what is now called Lake Yazoo, the river having been diverted some years ago. As late as the 1950s it was still visible in times of low water. Lately there has been some talk of trying to salvage what's left. "Watching from the shore were J.J.B. White, Peter Goosey, and a boy, Capron Goosey, too young to enlist...They watched the disaster to the enemy spread by their home-made torpedo, the first of its kind used in any warfare, and believed to be the first 'contact mine' to be used anywhere. It was a thoroughly distructive machine, and simple in construction..."(Decell)
Local legend and oral history says one Wash Rose, a slave and blacksmith, also participated and was the builder of the "infernal machine." Before emancipation Rose, the favorite slave of Col. J.J.B. White, had worked with White, A. W. Washburn, and Peter Goosey to build the explosive.(Thomas).see:

Sinking of the Union Iron Clad, Baron DeKalb July 1863
Glenwood Cemetery
Yazoo City
Yazoo County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: William Moore
Record added: May 17, 2011
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