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Ironclads and Indian Mounds: The U.S. Mississippi River Squadron Naval Base at Mound City, Illinois (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Go Matsumoto. Mark Wagner.

From 1862-1865 Mound City, Illinois, on the Ohio River was the home  of the 200 ship strong Union Navy Mississippi River Squadron that broke the southern stranglehold on the Mississippi River. Commanded by Commodore Foote and Admiral Porter, the naval base played a crucial role in constructing and repairing armored ships throughout the war. Base facilites included a shipways, foundry, carpenters shop, storehouses,  and hospital. The only visible remnants of the base today are portions of the...