Warning: Thread Hijack! A side note on the "Star of the West." The first shots of the Civil War were fired on her when the Federals were attempting to re-supply Fort Sumter. She was fired on by cadets from the Citadel and turned back.
She later turned up in the Mississippi River after the fall of NOLA. She was captured by Earl Van Dorn and taken up the Yazoo to Greenwood, where she was eventually sunk in the channel to stop the Yankee gunboats.
Parts of the "Star of the West" are scattered among collectors, with her flag hanging in the Museum of the Delta in Greenwood. Whatever was left was mostly destroyed in the 1970's by the Corps of Engineers.