USS Juniper (1864)
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||7 June 1864|
|Commissioned:||11 July 1864|
|Decommissioned:||26 May 1865|
|Homeport:||Washington Navy Yard|
|Fate:||sold, 29 June 1865|
|Length:||79 ft 6 in (24.23 m)|
|Beam:||18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
Assigned to the Potomac River Flotilla
Juniper sailed for Washington, D.C. via Hampton Roads, Virginia, arriving at the Washington Navy Yard 17 July 1864. Two days later she was attached to the Potomac River Flotilla where she served during the remainder of the war performing varied duties as a tug, dispatch vessel, and patrol ship.
Post-war decommissioning and transfer to Treasury Department
She sailed from the lower Potomac River 5 May 1865 for the Washington Navy Yard, where she decommissioned 26 May. Juniper was sold to the U.S. Treasury Department for service under the Lighthouse Board 29 June 1865.