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8 November 1861: The morning very pleasant all hands were up early. The American Flag was seen flying on the opposite Battery from which we made a landing

Item Description: Entry, 8 November 1861, of the log book for the U.S. Steamer Augusta, kept by Eugene Whittemore, a surgeon’s assistant on the ship. The log book includes a daily record of naval operations, activities of the ship’s men, … Continue reading

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7 November 1861: “our Ships passed back & forth each time dealing death to the Enemy.”

Item Description: Entry, 7 November 1861, of the log book for the U.S. Steamer Augusta, kept by Eugene Whittemore, a surgeon’s assistant on the ship. The log book includes a daily record of naval operations, activities of the ship’s men, … Continue reading

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16 October 1861: “Thursday the weather was pleasant but the sea was rather rough making the ship roll quite heavily having a great many lands men on board there was a great deal of sea sickness”

Item description: First entry, 16 October 1861, of the log book for the U.S. Steamer Augusta, kept by Eugene Whittemore, a surgeon’s assistant on the ship. The log book includes a daily record of naval operations, activities of the ship’s … Continue reading

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