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Appleton Belle

 

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Appleton Belle is known to have served Confederate forces under Lt. Col. J. H. Miller, CSA, at Paris, Tenn., where she was burned with two other steamers on 7 February 1862 to prevent her falling into Union hands. All on board escaped safely. She may have been the 103-ton stern-wheel steamer built in 1856 at West Newton, Pa., which operated out of Pittsburgh, Pa., prior to the outbreak of Civil War.