James Lardner and W. R. Howell correspondence

James Lardner and W. R. Howell correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lardner, James, 1801-1881
Title: James Lardner and W. R. Howell correspondence
Dates: 1862-1863
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Coll. Number: ms3847

Biographical/Historical Note

Admiral James Lardner commanded the East Coast Blockading Squadron during the Civil War, from June 4-December 8, 1862. This squadron was a minor command of the Union Blockade, based in Key West and assigned to the Florida coast from east of Pensacola to Cape Canaveral.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and documents relating to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron under the command of Admiral James Lardner (1802-1881). Included are detailed orders for the USS Stars and Stripes, a roster of ships in the Squadron on November 30, 1862, and printed General Orders by the Secretary of the Navy drumming Commander George Henry Preble, nephew of the admiral, out of the service for allowing the CSS Florida to run into Mobile, Alabama.

Index Terms

Howell, William R.
Key West (Fla.)--History.
Lardner, James, 1801-1881
United States. Navy. East Gulf Blockading Squadron..

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

James Lardner and W. R. Howell correspondence, ms 3847, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository include ms 2425, the Western World (ship) log book, ms 793, the Robert C. Peirce diary, and ms 791, Blockade runner's diary.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence and records