|Creator:||Peirce, Robert C.|
|Title:||Robert C. Peirce diary|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 792 to MS 795 housed together in 1 half box)|
|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.|
Robert C. Peirce, paymaster of the U.S.S. Dawn during the Civil War.
Arranged in chronological order.
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.
Robert C. Pierce diary. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.