New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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CSS Pamlico - side-wheel steamer


CSS PAMLICO, a side-wheel steamer purchased in New Orleans, La., on 10 July 1861, was placed in commission on 2 September with Lt. W. G. Dozier, CSN, commanding. She operated in the vicinity of New Orleans, clashing ineffectually with vessels of the Federal blockading squadron on 4 and 7 December 1861, and 25 March and 4 April 1862. PAMLICO was burned by her officers on Lake Pontchartrain, La., when New Orleans fell to the Union.