Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Emma Betts

(Sir: t. 79)

Emma Betts, also known as Emma Betts, was built in 1858 at Pittsburgh, Pa., and used to transport supplies and ammunition for the Confederate army during 1862 and 1863 on the Mississippi and Sunflower Rivers. On 30 May 1863 she was captured and burned in Quiver Bayou by three boats from USS Linden and USS Forest Rose.