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Sam Kirkman

 

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Sam Kirkman was built in 1857 at Paducah, Ky. She operated on the Tennessee River, and may have served the Confederate Army, probably as a cargo ship. At the approach of Federal gunboats, Confederate troops burned Sam Kirkman at Florence, Ala., on 8 February 1862, to keep her from falling into Union hands.