RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship

RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship
RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship
RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship
RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship

RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship

Photo of Painting by F. For offer, an interesting old photo! Fresh from a prominent estate in Upstate NY. Never offered on the market until now. Vintage, Old, Original, Antique, NOT a Reproduction - Guaranteed!!

Not sure what CAR stands for. Photo of painting by Frank Christen Muller. Measures 9 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. If you collect 19th / 20th century military, Americana history, American heroes, etc.

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USS Red Rover (1861) was a 650-ton Confederate States of America steamer that the United States Navy captured. Red Rover became the U. In addition to caring for and transporting sick and wounded men, she provided medical supplies to Navy ships along the Western Rivers. Red Rover was a side-wheel steamer built in 1859 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Serving from 15 March 1862, at Island No.

Captured by the Union Army. When the island fell to Union forces on 7 April, the Union gunboat USS Mound City captured Red Rover. Civil War care of the sick and wounded. Hospital ward on Red Rover. However, these transports lacked necessary sanitary accommodations and medical staff, and thus were unable to prevent the spread of disease.

Barges, housed over or covered with canvas, were ordered for the care of contagious diseases, primarily smallpox, and were moored in shady spots along the river. Rapid mobilization at the start of the Civil War had vitiated efforts to prevent the outbreak and epidemic communication of disease on both sides of the conflict. Vaccination was slow; sanitation and hygiene were generally poor. Overworked military medical personnel were assisted by voluntary societies coordinated by the U. Sanitary Commission founded in June 1861.

But by 1865, typhoid fever, typhus, dysentery, diarrhea, cholera, smallpox, measles, and malaria would claim more lives than gunshot. Red Rover, serving first with the Union Army, then with the Union Navy, drew on both military and voluntary medical personnel. Her conversion to a hospital boat, begun at St. Louis, Missouri, and completed at Cairo, Illinois, was undertaken by the Western Sanitary Commission with both sanitation and comfort in mind. A separate operating room was installed and equipped.

A galley was put below, providing separate kitchen facilities for the patients. The cabin aft was opened for better air circulation. A steam boiler was added for laundry purposes. An elevator, numerous bathrooms, nine water closets, and gauze window blinds...

To keep cinders and smoke from annoying the sick were also included in the work. On 10 June 1862, Red Rover was ready for service. Her commanding officer was Captain McDaniel of the Army's Gunboat Service. Bixby became Surgeon in Charge. [2] By the 14th, she had 55 patients.

On the 17th, Mound City exploded during an engagement with Confederate batteries at St. Casualties amounted to 135 out of a complement of 175.

Red Rover, dispatched to assist in the emergency, took on board extreme burn and wound cases at Memphis, Tennessee, and transported them to less crowded hospitals in Illinois. Through the summer, she treated the flotilla's sick and wounded while the Ram Fleet engaged at Vicksburg and along the Mississippi River to Helena, Arkansas. While off Helena, Red Rover caught fire, but with assistance from the gunboat Benton she extinguished the blaze and continued her work. Transferred to the Union Navy's Mississippi operating area. In September 1862, Red Rover still legally under the jurisdiction of an Illinois prize court was sent to Cairo, Illinois, to be winterized.

The next day, the Union transferred the vessels of the Western Flotilla, with their officers and men, to the Navy Department to serve as the Mississippi Squadron under acting Rear Adm. The Navy Medical Department of Western Waters was organized at the same time under Fleet Surg. In December Red Rover, used during the fall to alleviate crowded medical facilities ashore, was ready for service on the river.

On the 26th, she was commissioned under the command of Acting Master William R. Her complement was 47, while her medical department, remaining under Assistant Surgeon Bixby, was initially about 30. Of that number, three were Sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross, later joined by a fourth member of their order and assisted by lay nurses' aides. These women were the forerunners of the U. In December 1862, Fleet Surg.

Pinckney imposed such strict standards on the department's day-to-day activities and ran them so well run from his headquarters in Red Rover that by 1865, he was able to claim. Sickness in the Fleet than in the healthiest portion of the globe. Supporting the White River expedition. On the 29th, Red Rover headed downstream.

During January 1863, she served with the expedition up the White River. While the expedition took the Post of Arkansas (Fort Hindman), she remained at the mouth of the river to receive the wounded. On her departure, she was fired on and two shots penetrated into the hospital area, but caused no casualties. From February to the fall of Vicksburg early in July, she cared for the sick and wounded of that campaign and supplemented her medical support of Union forces by provisioning other ships of the Mississippi Squadron with ice and fresh meat. She also provided burial details and sent medical personnel ashore when and where needed.

Red Rover continued her service along the river, taking on sick and wounded and delivering medicine and supplies until the fall of 1864. In October of that year, she began her last supply run. After delivering medical stores to ships at Helena and on the White, Red, and Yazoo Rivers, she transferred patients to Hospital Pinckney at Memphis, Tennessee and headed north. Arriving at Mound City, Illinois on 11 December, she remained there, caring for Navy patients, until she was decommissioned on 17 November 1865.

Having admitted over 2,400 patients during her career, she transferred her last 11 to Grampus on that date. When accessioned recruits to the United States Navy arrive at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, the first Branch Medical Clinic they visit is named BMC Red Rover. It is there that recruits get their first inoculations, immunizations, optometry screenings, female examinations, and dental screenings. List of United States Navy ships. In 1859 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 650 long tons (660 t). 8 ft (2.4 m).

8 kn (9.2 mph; 15 km/h). FRANK CHRISTIAN MULLER (DANISH AMERICAN 1860 1938). Muller was born in Denmark and immigrated to Baltimore Maryland in 1887.

From 1890 to until his death in 1938, he lived in Washington, D. He at one time was employed by the U.

Department of Agriculture, Bureau of entomology making paintings of insects. Perhaps the works for which Muller is best known are his portraits of new battleships and naval battles for the Naval Archives of the Navy Department. In addition, to his commissioned works, he appears to have had an affinity for the sea, as he painted marinescapes with some regularity. Many of his paintings are displayed at the U. Muller was member of the Society of Washington Artists, where he also exhibited, and he exhibited at the National Academy of Design. The item "RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship" is in sale since Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in Rochester, New York.

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RARE Photo of USS Red Rover Captured Confederate US Navy Civil War Ship


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