Name: CITY of MEMPHIS/CONSTITUTION/CITY of MEMPHIS
Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 301' X 36' X 8'
Power: 32 1/2's-8 ft.. Six boilers, each 45" X 30 ft.
Launched: 1857, Monongahela, Pa. Hull by George Cunningham
Area: 1857, New Orleans - St. Louis
1862, New Orleans - St. Louis
Owners: 1857, Kountz, Capt. William J.
1862, Nov., Bofinger, Capt. John and others.
*At one time was under Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company banner.
Captains: 1857, Kountz, William J.
1860, Montgomery, J, Ed
1863, Nov., Bofinger, Capt. John and others.
Comments: Most of her cabin works were salvaged from the CHRYSTAL PALACE.
1864, spring, renamed CONSTITUTION, but change was dissalowed by U.S.
Customs and she reverted to being the CITY OF MEMPHIS.
Comments: At time Ft. Sumter was first fired on, she was laid up at
Mound City, Ill..
1862, April, became a hospital boat.