TIL USS Red Rover (1859) was a 650-ton Confederate States of America steamer that the United States Navy captured. After refitting the vessel, the Union used it as a hospital ship during the American Civil War.

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  1. Huh. I played Red Rover in 1973 and I have a feeling some kid might have plated this in 1873. Never knew the root of the playground game. Now I do. Thanks OP.

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