American Civil War--United States--Navy
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 80
Scope and Contents Letter from the Navy Department, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in Washington to Capt. A.H. Kilty commanding the USS Roanoke. Tells him that he must discharge certain ship staff who must enlist for general service. Grants request for carpeting and chairs but states they are unable to send a workman to "repair the transoms."
Dates: Created: October 14, 1864
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents Official copy of a letter to Gen. W.T. Sherman requesting that the Navy Yard and all shops and buildings in that area be turned over to Lt. Bishop for Navy use. Note by General S.A. Hurlbut, Dec. 20, 1862, at Memphis, Tenn., complying with request.
Dates: Created: December 19, 1862
Collection — Box 81
Scope and Contents Letter to Admiral David D. Porter sent from "off Hurricane Plantation", asking if there is a 2nd and 3rd assistant on board, is he required to act as Watch Officer over the machinery. States it is not "clearly understood by many officers" and he is "submitting it to you for discision." Two forwarding notes on back.
Dates: Created: March 29, 1864
Scope and Contents The collection includes a letter, January 8, 1865, from Lt. Fenwick Y. Hedley, of the 32nd Illinois, thanking Sheffield for the kind treatment aboard the ship. A second letter January 9, 1865, signed by all officers of the 32nd who had traveled on the Winona, commending all of the Naval crew for their kindness, generosity and gentlemanly behavior. There is correspondence between Oakleaf and Sheffield, of Stonington, Conn., regarding the two documents and the incident discussed. Also...
Dates: 1865 - 1909
Collection — Box 82
Scope and Contents Letters from his mother and several lady friends written during the war. Mostly discuss news of family and friends in Florence, Indiana. Naval Discharge naming his service on the U.S. Sherman. Obituary for Spencer.
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1928
Collection — Box 68
Scope and Contents Letters dated May 6, 1862, Oct. 8, 1862 and May 2, 1864. Discusses naval engagements near Fort Morgan, the capture of New Orleans, the Fort Pillow massacre, the arming of African Americans, and the coming national election.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1864