A piece of broken china identified the sunken vessel as the CSS Charm


Vicksburg Weekly Whig

September 19, 1860


“The new Yazoo packet - Capt. J. C. Reeves’ new steamer CHARM, built for the Vicksburg and Yazoo River trade, made her appearance yesterday morning with a full freight for New Orleans. In all that appertains to the construction of a good and comfortable boat there has been nothing left undone and Capt. Reeves deserves much credit for bringing out such a perfect and elegant steamer…..


 “Her cabin has been furnished with all the requisites necessary to comfort. Her tableware, a silver service and chandeliers are of the very best materials…. "

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