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Jacob Musselman

 

(StwStr: t. 144)

 

Jacob Musselman, built in 1860 at Paducah, Ky., was a Union steam transport serving near Memphis where a Confederate guerrilla band captured her on 6 January 1863. Capt. J. H. McGehee's Arkansas cavalry band was acting under orders to reconnoiter the area, "burning cotton in that country and annoying the enemy on the Mississippi River" wherever possible. The Confederates ran the steamer in to Bradley's Landing and there destroyed her.