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Cheney

 

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Cheney operated with Confederate forces in and about the Mississippi River from 1861 to 1863. In August 1861 she carried army dispatches to General Pillow at New Madrid, Mo. In April 1863 she was reported as one of four cotton-clad steamers preparing to attack Union naval forces in the Arkansas River.