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Ozark I (Monitor)

An Indian tribe of the Quapaw confederacy living in Missouri and Arkansas.


(1 10”, 3 9”; cl. Ozark)

The first Ozark, a single-turreted river monitor, was built by contract with George C. Bester, Peoria, III.; launched 18 February 1863; commissioned 18 February 1864, Acting Volunteer Lt. George W. Brown in command. From 12 March to 22 May 1864, she took part in the expedition up the Red River to Alexandria, La. She decommissioned at Mound City, Illinois 24 July 1865 and was sold 29 November.

Published: Tue Aug 18 09:36:40 EDT 2015