Robert C. Peirce diary

Robert C. Peirce diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Peirce, Robert C.
Title: Robert C. Peirce diary
Dates: 1862-1863
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Robert C. Peirce, Paymaster of the U.S.S. Dawn, from September 24, 1862 - February 7, 1863. The diary contains information about the activities of the U.S.S. Dawn in and around the Ogeechee River, south of Savannah, Georgia including the islands of Ossabaw and Wassaw, as part of the Union blockade. Peirce discusses trips up the Ogeechee to attack "the Battery," weather, and how crew members hunted to provide food.
Coll. Number: ms793

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert C. Peirce, paymaster of the U.S.S. Dawn during the Civil War.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Dawn (Ship).
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Naval maneuvers.
Ogeechee River (Ga.)
United States--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.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert C. Pierce diary. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary View online.