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Moro

 

(SwStr: t. 132; l. 122'; b. 24'10"; dph. 4'9")

 

Moro, built at Louisville, Ky., in 1858, transported cargo for the Confederate armies along the Mississippi River and tributaries. She was seized by Union army forces near Vicksburg in November 1862, but apparently escaped to resume operations in the lower Mississippi. On 4 February 1863 she was intercepted near the mouth of the Red River by Col. C. R. Ellet, commanding USS Queen of the West, and was captured with a large cargo of food supplies intended for delivery at Port Hudson.