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Transporting Union cavalry near Mobile, Alabama, a steamer hits a mine and sinks with loss of life

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
04/25/1865
The 529 ton Brooklyn-built side-wheel steamer Rose Hamilton was carrying elements of the Third Michigan Cavalry from New Orleans for home when it hit a floating mine in a channel south of Mobile, Alabama.  The two-year old vessel sank in minutes with the loss of thirteen men killed and injured.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 105.

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