Her massive wreck no doubt contributed to the build up of the silt at the bend where she sank. Towed to Yazoo City, MS for completion in order to prevent her from falling into Union hands prior to the loss of Memphis.

Manassas was active on the coast of North Carolina during 1861-62 and then dismantled by the Confederates. Two days later, dragging the gradiometer up and down the river from the forts to a point three and a half miles down river, somewhat above the present day Boothville high school, we hit the Manassas. CSS Manassas, formerly the steam propeller Enoch Train, was built at Medford, Massachusetts, by J. O. Curtis in 1855.A New Orleans commission merchant, Captain J. A New Orleans commission merchant, Capt. Arkansas.

Construction began on the ironclad in Memphis, TN late 1861. Wreck currently buried under levee at this point on the west bank of the Mississippi.

C.S.S. The piece had originally appeared in the "New Orleans Picayune" (see Photo # NH 79599). This vessel, afterward named the Manassas, took a conspicuous part in the two naval engagements on the lower Mississippi, and was of peculiar construction. Her foundation was the Enoch Train, a strong tow-boat, built at Boston. Confederate ironclad scuttled by her crew, August 6, 1862.

A. Stevenson, acquired her for use as a privateer and fitted her out at Algiers, Louisiana, as an ironclad ram of radically modern design. _____ CSS Manassas, formerly the steam propeller Enoch Train, was built at Medford, Mass., by J. O. Curtis in 1855. Donation of … CSS Manassas (1861-1862) Newspaper article from the "New York Times", 6 July 1903, on the ship's construction and career, as related by Captain J.J. Peetz.


As for CSS Manassas I've heard stories of her wreck, namely that she's under a levy largely intact considering what happened to her after her little run in with the USS Mississippi, and have heard stories of people swimming around her wreck way back in the day.