CSS De Soto

CSS De Soto

Type: Wood
Propulsion: Side-Wheel
Area of Operation: Mississippi River

De Soto , a 390-ton side-wheel river steamer, was built at New Albany, Indiana, in 1860. In 1862, Confederate forces employed her as a gunboat on the Mississippi River. She was captured by the United States at Island Number Ten on 7 April 1862. In October 1862, after briefly serving as a U.S. Army transport, she became USS General Lyon .

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