U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log

U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gregory, Samuel B.
Title: U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log
Dates: 1862-1881
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2425

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the logbook of the Union screw steamer Western World from 1862. Daily entries by Samuel B. Gregory regard the weather, crew activities, food, and ship operations. Gregory writes about blockading activities off Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Frederica, St. Simons, and Doboy Sound, Georgia; numerous encounters with Confederate ships and blockade-runners in the North Santee River (S.C.); and raids on several plantations. Three handwritten letters and a bill of sale are laid in the log.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Plantations--South Carolina.
Ships' logs.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
United States. Navy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log, ms 2425, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS BoxVolume
11Log book, 1862-1881