Transporting Union cavalry near Mobile, Alabama, a steamer hits a mine and sinks with loss of life
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)
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 105.