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Illinois is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, on the south by the Ohio River, and on the east for more than one hundred miles by the Wabash River. These rivers saw many wrecks during the Civil War. Cairo, a major Union naval base, is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Vessels listed as being lost at Cairo may be either in the Ohio River or the Mississippi River. There are separate listings for vessels lost in Lake Michigan, the Mississippi River, and the Ohio River.
Advance. Union. Stern-wheel towboat steamer, 39 tons. Built in 1862 at Franklin, Pa. Snagged on February 6, 1863, in the Wabash River at Hutsonville. (MSV, 3, 239.)
Annie Mae. U.S. Side-wheel steamer, 31 tons. Built in 1864 at Reed Landing, Minn. Was burned on August 1, 1865, at Kingston. (MSV, 11, 242.)
Dan Pollard. Union. Stern-wheel steamer, 77 tons. Built in 1857 at McKeesport, Pa. Snagged on August 3, 1864, at Cairo. (MSV, 50, 254.)
Fannie Fisk. Union. Side-wheel steamer, 97 tons. Built in
1856 at Howard, Wis. Was burned on July 16, 1865, at Cairo. (MSV, 70, 260.)
John Gault. Union. Stern-wheel steamer, 198 tons. Built in
1857 at Louisville, Ky. Foundered on March 15, 1862, at Cairo. (MSV, 113, 272.)
Minnesota Belle. Union. Side-wheel steamer, 225 tons. Built in 1854 at California, Pa. Snagged on March 28, 1862, in the Illinois River at Liverpool. (MSV, 146, 281; WPD, 323.)
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