USS Cricket (1862)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9874-0;
USS Cricket (1862) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Cricket -- armed with six 24-pounder howitzers—was used by the Union Navy as a bombardment gunboat used to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy and to bombard riverside fortifications as required. Between 4 February and 7 April 1863, Cricket served on guard duty at Memphis, Tennessee, during which time she seized a quantity of cotton on Delta and Forest Queen on 15 March and landed it at Cairo. Reassigned to the White River Station between Memphis and the Arkansas River, Cricket patrolled the Mississippi River to prevent the crossing of Confederate troops and supplies and to keep the banks free from hidden batteries and guerrillas. She engaged a battery above Argyle Landing on 2 May and another near Greenville, Mississippi, on 4 May.
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