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May, "presumed to be cotton-clad," which Lt. Gen. J. C. Pemberton, CSA, mentions prominently in a telegram of 12 March 1863, cooperated with Confederate Army forces and Comdr. I. N. Brown's fleet in the Mississippi in 1863. It may be inferred from the General's order that she and Magenta were transports of great value in ferrying large troop concentrations at short notice.