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126 Southern Historical Society Papers.

ARCTIC Iron-plated floating battery at Wilmington. Mounted three guns and burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of that city, 1865.-

ARKANSAS Iron-clad, ten guns. Launched at Memphis in 1862 and completed on the Yazoo river, July 15, 1862. Her machinery became disabled near Baton Rouge in August of that year, and she was set on fire and abandoned by order of her commander.

BALTIC Iron-plated ram, three guns. Burned by the Confed- erates at the fall of Mobile, in 1865.

BEAUFORT Iron hull tug-boat. Bought at New Berne in 1861, and armed with one gun. Burned by the Confederates at Richmond in 1865.

BIENVILLE Side-wheel river steamer. Bought at New Orleans in 1861 and mounted with six guns. Burned by Confederates on Lake Pontchartrain in 1862.

BLACK WARRIOR Merchant schooner, armed to assist in the defence of Elizabeth City, February 10, 1862. Burned and deserted by her crew during the fight.

BOMBSHELL Formerly a Federal gun-boat. Sunk by Confede- rate batteries at Plymouth, April 18, 1864, raised by the Confederates and recaptured by the Federals in Albemarle Sound, May 5, 1864.

CALEB GUSHING United States revenue cutter, two guns. Cap- tured by the Confederate schooner Archer in Portland harbor, June 27, 1863, and set on fire and abandoned to prevent recapture.

CALHOUN Small side-wheel river steamer. Bought at New Orleans, 1861, and burned by the Confederates after the fall of that city in 1862.

CARONDELET Side-wheel river steamer. Bought at New Orleans in 1 86 1 and mounted with six guns. Burned on Lake Pontchartrain in 1862 to prevent capture.

COLUMBIA Iron-clad, six guns. Built at Charleston, 1864. Caught on a sunken wreck there and broken in two by the falling tide.

CASWELL Wooden side-wheel tender. Burned by the Confed- erates at the fall of Wilmington, 1865.