Answers to Trivia from the Archives
Q. In October 1861, at Carondelet, Missouri, this vessel became the first ironclad launched in the U. S. Navy.
A. The USS St. Louis, later renamed the Baron de Kalb. It sank after striking a mine (torpedo) on the Yazoo River in Mississippi, 1863.
Q. In October 1861, at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, this sitting U.S. Senator and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln was killed in action.
A. E. D. Baker, of Oregon.