The new steam sloop Juniata is launched at the Philadelphia Naval Yard
The steam sloop Juniata was launched at the Philadelpha Naval Yard with the daughter of the yard's commandant, Miss Angela Turner performing the honors. The 204 foot, 1240 ton vessel was commissioned on December 4, 1862 under the command of Commander John M.B. Glitz. She saw considerable action throughout the war along the southeast coast and went on to serve the U.S. Navy in a long and varied career until 1891. (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), II: 796.