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C.S.S. Kentucky Sunk on Red River in LA 1865

C.S.S. Kentucky Sunk on Red River in LA 1865

Lisa Perry (View posts)
Posted: 1017020334000
Classification: Query
Hello!

I am trying to locate information on the former C.S.S. Kentucky, a troop transport being used to transport Confederate POWs (who had surrendered at Shreveport, LA) and which sunk on the Red River near Alexandria, LA in June 1865.

Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated!

Best regards, Lisa in Maryland

Re: C.S.S. Kentucky Sunk on Red River in LA 1865

Posted: 1021172226000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1072736756000
Actually, the Kentucky wrecked and burned on Red River just a few miles below Shreveport, and has been located and researched by the US Army Corps of Engineers. I've writrten some articles on it and have some pix I can email you.

Re: C.S.S. Kentucky Sunk on Red River in LA 1865

Lisa Perry (View posts)
Posted: 1021209192000
Classification: Query
Dear John,

I would love to see your photos and articles. My interest began with a story of Monroe County victims of this tragedy.

I have collected several local articles and SCV roster information on the Confederate units involved. I'll be willing to copy these for you if you're interested.

Regards, Lisa
lpperry@cablespeed.com

Re: C.S.S. Kentucky Sunk on Red River in LA 1865

Posted: 1332854807000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lemmons
I have recently come across some family information indicating a relative possibly being on-board and perishing in this event. It looks like it has been 10 years since the last post to the message board, but I would be interested any information that could be provided. My relative was a member of the 9th regiment of the Missouri Infantry, paroled by the Union Army at Shreveport, LA.
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