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Argus

 

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Argus, a small steamer, was used as a Confederate Army transport in the Mississippi River area. On 7 October 1863 she was surprised and captured along with Robert Fulton at the mouth of the Red River, La., by a boat dispatched from USS Osage. Unable to get her beyond a river shoal which existed at that time, her captors burned Argus immediately.