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Wonderful CDV Image of the Civil War "Tinclad" Ship the USS Prairie Bird
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Here is a fantastic CDV image of a Civil War ship from the Union navy. This image is of the tinclad stern wheeler USS Prairie Bird based on an identical photograph published online. Uncredited. This gunboat (No. 11) was taken up from the civilian trade, converted at Cairo and commissioned in January 1863. She spent the entire war with the Mississippi Squadron mostly engaged in patrolling and convey escort duties. In April 1864 she saw action at Yazoo City in support of army operations during the Red River Campaign. Later in the summer of 1864 she seized a steamer "for violation of revenue laws" and rescued several hundred 10th Missouri cavalrymen from the steamer B.M. Runyon that ran on to a snag and sank near Griffith's Landing, below Greenville, Mississippi. Prairie Bird was decommissioned at Mound City in July 1865 and sold out of service. The image shows the full ship with men standing on the decks. You can see the wheel in the back. It is beautifully clear and is a wonderful piece!

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