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Launch No. 3

 

(StLch: cpl. 20; a. 1 how.)

 

Launch No. 3, Acting Master Tilford in command, was one of the units of J. K. Mitchell's Confederate States River Defense Force in the lower Mississippi. She served as a picket and scout below New Orleans and was lost in the defense of Forts St. Philip and Jackson on 24 April 1862.