Western World (Ship) log book

Western World (Ship) log book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gregory, Samuel B.
Creator: Western World (Ship).
Title: Western World (Ship) log book
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of the official log book of the Union screw steamer Western World during the period of January 16, 1862 - November 24, 1862, with daily entries which include the weather, crew activities, food, and ship operations. During this time, the ship participated in blockading activities off Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Frederica, St. Simons, and Doboy Sound, Georgia. The log book also reflects numerous encounters with Confederate ships and blockade runners in the North Santee River (S.C.), raids on several plantations and taking negroes (contraband) on board.
Coll. Number: ms2425

Biographical/Historical Note

Western World, a Union screw steamer, was commanded by Acting Master Samuel B. Gregory.

Index Terms

Charleston (S.C.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
Plantations--South Carolina.
Savannah (Ga.)
Ships' logs.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
United States. Navy.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Western World (Ship) log book, MS 2425. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Box
1Log book