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20 November 1862: “…she was partially burned and waterlogged, loaded with rosin. No clue could be found by which to identify her. I did everything possible to destroy and render her useless.”

Item description: Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Trathen, U. S. Navy, of the capture of an unknown schooner, November 5, 1862. The schooner was captured off the coast of North Carolina, near New Inlet. To read more from the Official … Continue reading

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20 February 1862: “…we can easily tell when a shell comes from a rifled gun as it comes whistling all sort of tunes…”

Item description: Letter from Henry L. Sturges, a Massachusetts soldier serving on the United States Navy steamer “Mount Vernon,” to an unidentified friend. At the time of the letter, the “Mount Vernon” was operating in the waters near Wilmington, N.C. … Continue reading

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