USS General Sherman, a 187-ton side-wheel "tinclad" river gunboat, was built in 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the War Department. Turned over to the Navy and commissioned in July 1864, she spent most of her service on the Upper Tennessee River. In December 1864, while operating in support of U.S. Army forces, General Sherman engaged Confederate troops at Decatur, Alabama. She was returned to the War Department in June 1865.
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Photo #: NH 61570
USS General Sherman (1864-1865)
At Bridgeport, Alabama, in 1864.
Print provided by Dr. W.P. Beach, of Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan, some time prior to 1920.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 110KB; 740 x 505 pixels
1 November 1999