The Madawaska was accepted by the Navy Department after her trial trip and was promptly laid up in ordinary. In 1869 her name was changed to Tennessee at the same time that many other names peculiar to the Civil War period were changed to others that in most cases were certainly not more appropriate.
Bennett, Frank M.
"A Matter for Congratulations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 37
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