Circa 1907. "Primitive ferry, High Bridge, Kentucky River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Circa 1907. "Primitive ferry, High Bridge, Kentucky River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

U.S. hospital boat Red Rover - Mississippi River Fleet.  photographed between 1861 and 1865

U.S. hospital boat Red Rover - Mississippi River Fleet. photographed between 1861 and 1865

The Mississippi River circa 1900. "The levee at Memphis. Sidewheeler James Lee." In addition to the sternwheelers Harry Lee and City of St. Joseph. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Show Boat: 1900

The Mississippi River circa 1900. "The levee at Memphis. Sidewheeler James Lee." In addition to the sternwheelers Harry Lee and City of St. Joseph. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Show Boat: 1900

images of mississippi civil war | Detail from 1910 Vicksburg, Mississippi Riverfront Panorama

images of mississippi civil war | Detail from 1910 Vicksburg, Mississippi Riverfront Panorama

Savannah, Tennessee Real estate, Heritage Auction & Real Estate, Inc.

Savannah, Tennessee Real estate, Heritage Auction & Real Estate, Inc.

The USS Red Rover was a side wheel steamer built in 1859 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri; purchased by the Confederacy on November 7, 1861 until she was captured by the Union gunboat Mound City on April 7, 1862.  Her medical complement included nurses from the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the first female nurses to serve on a navy ship and the forerunners of the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps.

The USS Red Rover was a side wheel steamer built in 1859 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri; purchased by the Confederacy on November 7, 1861 until she was captured by the Union gunboat Mound City on April 7, 1862. Her medical complement included nurses from the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the first female nurses to serve on a navy ship and the forerunners of the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps.

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