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Robert Fulton

 

(SwStr: t. 158)

 

Robert Fulton, also known as Fulton, was built in 1860 at California, Pa. She served as a Confederate army transport in the Mississippi River.

 

Robert Fulton, Capt. J. F. Saunders commanding, was surprised and captured along with Argus at the mouth of the Red River, La., on 7 October 1863 by a boat crew dispatched from USS Osage. She was burned with all her stores when her captors were unable to pass a shoal in taking her out of the Red River.