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Natchez

 

(SwStr: t. 800; l. 273'; b. 38'; dph. 8')

 

Natchez, built at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860, was impressed by order of Comdr. I. N. Brown, CSN, for Confederate States service as a cotton-clad armed boat in the Yazoo River. Natchez was burned by the Confederates in April 1863 in the Yazoo River near Burtonia, Miss., in order to avoid capture by the advancing gunboats of Admiral Porter's command.