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USS Cincinnati (1862)

The City class ironclad USS Cincinnati was a stern-wheel casemate gunboat in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Cincinnati, Ohio and was the first ship to bear that name in the United States Navy.Cincinnati was built in 1861 under a War Department contract by James Eads, St. Louis, Missouri, and commissioned at Mound City, Illinois, 16 January 1862, U.S. Navy Lieutenant George M. Bache in command.Assigned to duty with the Army in the Western Gunboat Flotilla under U.S. Navy Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote, Cincinnati participated in the attack and capture of Fort Henry (6 February 1862); the operations against Island No. 10 (12 March-7 April 1862); the engagement with the Confederate gunboat fleet at Plum Point Bend and the bombardment of Fort Pillow (10 May 1862). This important series of operations was aimed at splitting the Confederacy. During the last engagement Cincinnati, the lead vessel, was repeatedly struck by enemy rams and sunk.Raised and returned to service, Cincinnati was transferred to the Navy Department 1 October 1862 with other vessels of the Western Gunboat Flotilla. She participated in the Army-Navy operation against Port of Arkansas and installations on the White River in January 1863, then was ordered to the Yazoo River where she took part in Steele's Bayou Expedition (14-27 March 1863). Joining the attack on the Vicksburg batteries (27 May 1863), Cincinnati came under heavy fire and was sunk for the second time, suffering 40 casualties. Six crewman from the Cincinnati were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the sinking: Quartermaster Frank Bois, Landsman Thomas E. Corcoran, Boatswain's Mate Henry Dow, Quartermaster Thomas W. Hamilton, Seaman Thomas Jenkins, and Seaman Martin McHugh.[1]Raised again in August 1863 Cincinnati returned to patrol duty on the Mississippi River and its tributaries until February 1865 when she was transferred to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She patrolled off Mobile Bay and in the Mississippi Sounds until placed out of commission 4 August 1865 at Algiers, Louisiana. She was sold at New Orleans, Louisiana on 28 March 1866

38 memorials
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Henry Attenborough

unknown – 27 May 1863
Body lost or destroyed
CDR George Mifflin Bache, Jr

CDR George Mifflin Bache, Jr

12 Nov 1841 – 11 Feb 1896

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

 Frank E. Bois

Frank E. Bois

13 Sep 1841 – 25 Jan 1920

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient....

Seattle, King County, Washington, USA

SMN Robert Boyd

unknown – 15 May 1862
Body lost or destroyed

Patrick Burns

unknown – 27 May 1863
Body lost or destroyed

Tobias Cody

unknown – 27 May 1863
Body lost or destroyed
 James Conner

James Conner

1835 – 8 Apr 1907

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Thomas E. Corcoran

Thomas E. Corcoran

1838 – 12 Mar 1904

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient....

Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA

Owen Dougherty

unknown – 16 May 1862
Body lost or destroyed
 Andrew Hull Foote

Andrew Hull Foote

12 Sep 1806 – 26 Jun 1863

Naval officer; successfully campaigned to end the...

New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

No grave photo

Thomas W. Hamilton

1833 – 7 Apr 1869

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient....

Body buried at sea

SMN William H Houghton

unknown – 15 May 1862
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

Thomas Jenkins

Birth and death dates unknown.

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient....

Unknown
 Frederick Kemnitz

Frederick Kemnitz

1807 – 11 Jun 1881

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

Michael Maney

unknown – 15 May 1862
Body lost or destroyed

SMN Charles Mason

unknown – 26 Oct 1862
Body lost or destroyed
 Martin McHugh

Martin McHugh

1837 – 23 Feb 1905

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient....

Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA

 Martin Mclane

Martin Mclane

unknown – 4 Jun 1865

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA

SMN John McMorrow

unknown – 27 May 1863
Body lost or destroyed

Martin Milbury

unknown – 15 May 1862
Body lost or destroyed

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