U.S.S. Red Rover Civil War Hospital Ship by Wm. L. Dike

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  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History of medicine,
  • History: American,
  • History - U.S.,
  • USA,
  • History,
  • Military - Naval,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History / General

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8436942M
ISBN 101413714889
ISBN 109781413714883

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USS Red Rover () was a ton Confederate States of America steamer that the United States Navy captured. After refitting the vessel, the Union used it as a hospital ship during the American Civil War.

Red Rover became the U.S. Navy's first hospital ship, serving the Mississippi Squadron until the end of the American Civil War. Her medical U.S.S. Red Rover book included nurses from the Catholic Launched: in at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Red Rover, the Navy's first hospital ship, was a side-wheel steamer built in at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Purchased by the Confederacy 7 Novembershe served as CSS Red Rover (see II, ), a barracks ship for the floating battery New Island No. 10, near New Madrid, Mo., from 15 Marchshe was holed during a bombardment of that island sometime before 25 March and abandoned.

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Lovell Federal Health Care Center and is located in Great Lakes, Illinois. U.S.S. Red Rover, Courtesy National Library of Medicine. The U.S.S. Red Rover, a converted former Confederate paddle steamer became the first U.S. Naval hospital. During the Civil War, nearly patients were treated onboard. Illustration of the interior view of a hospital ward on the U.S.S.

Red Rover, Harper's Weekly, May 9, The book also delves into the boat's commanders and crews, including their personalities, responsibilities, and activities, and life on board and what it was like for them when engaged in battle.

This is the strength of the book, as this type of information is largely lacking in most other books regarding the Union ironclads/5(4).

The ‘Red Rover’ was a ton side-wheel river steamer built for commercial use at Cape Girardeau, Missouri in Purchased by the Confederates on November 7thshe served as the CSS Red Rover, a barracks ship for the floating battery, ‘New Orleans’.Stationed at Island No 10 near New Madrid from March 15thshe was badly holed during a bombardment of that island sometime.

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She was laid down on 10 Decemberas James Barnes, a Maritime Commission Type C2-S-B1 hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull. The Navy enlisted several African American women as a “first class boy” into the Navy and used them as nurses on hospital ships like the U.S.S.

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The CSS Patrick Henry, sometimes referred to as the 'Patrick' was the former side-wheel passenger and freight steamer 'Yorktown'. At 1, tons, she was ' long with a beam of 34', a draft of 13', and a depth of hold of 17' and ran between Richmond, Va., and New York.

A captured sidewheel steamer was repaired and modified to care for patients. Revisions to the ship were to include bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, even elevators and facilities to carry tons of ice.

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