Hello, I am searching for info/photo for gunboat the M.S. Baird. My great great grandfather William Shue (Shewey,Schuey/Shuey) was a pvt. inf. vol. in the Union Army and ended up on the gunboat M. S. Baird. He mustered in 3 Sep 1864 at Kendallville, IN-Co. D, 142 reg. and reported Dec 3, 1864, present Feb 28 to Apr 30, 1865. In gunboat since Jan 30, 1865. May 3, 1865 absenton DM?? gunboat M.S. Baird, since Jan 3, 1865. Mustered out of service June 28, 1865. No disability. He returned to Co June 1, 1865.[Des Moines Dept. of Interior and the Nat. Archives] His parentage is not known and I am seeking his father's name as well. Wm b. 8 Sept 1834 OH. and lvg Ft. Wayne, IN when he entered service. Mar. Mary Ann Miller 14 Feb 1856 IN. Died Montrose, IA train station when hit by train. Were those gunboats really as small as I think they were? How many men were on a gunboat at one time? Thanks!