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New Falls City

 

(SwStr: t. 880; l. 301'4"; b. 39'9"; dph. 7'7")

 

New Falls City was built in 1858 at Paducah, Ky. She lay near Coushatta Chute, La., on 18 March 1864, when ordered by Lieutenant General Smith, CSA, Department of Trans-Mississippi, to be towed to Scopern's Cut-off in Red River and held in readiness to be sunk as an obstruction upon approach of the Federals. It was suggested that her machinery be removed and her hull be filled with rock to make her more stable, [cf. Osceola]