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4 November 1863: “At 10:30am a strainge man was found on board & stated that he had diserted from the Bark Mary B. Rich on the account of being ill treated by the Captain…”

Item description: Entry, dated 4 November 1863, from the U.S.S. Oneida ship’s diary.  The entry notes the movement of other U.S. Navy warships in the federal blockade at Mobile, Ala., and mentions a deserter that the Oneida’s crew found on board a small fishing … Continue reading

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