USS Courier (1861)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9595-4;
nion Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a supply ship to support Union Navy ships engaged in the blockade of Southern ports. She also operated as a gunboat when the opportunity presented itself from time to time. Courier, a storeship, was purchased 7 September 1861 from W. B. Thomas and Co., New York City, and commissioned 17 September 1861, Acting Master W. K. Cressy in command.
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