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Inventory of the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, in Record Group 45.

All of these documents are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408, and all inquiries about these records should be made to them.

Appendix N

List of Personal Letter books of U.S. Naval Officers

Name Date(s) Entry in
Chronological
List
Abbot, Joel 1844 (21)
Ammen, Daniel 1861-64
1864-66
(52)
(96)
Bailey, Theodorus 1862-64 (77)
Beaumont, John C. 1862-63
1864
1873-74
(76)
(89)
(112)
Bell, Henry 1862-64 (69)
Bishop, Joshua 1854-64
1861-64
1864-66
(31)
(45)
(91)
Blake, Francis B. 1866-67 (102)
Blake, George S. 1849-51 (27)
Bolton, William C. 1842-55
1847-49
(19)
(25)
Breese, K. Randolph 1863-64 (80)
Browne, William R. 1864 (85)
Clitz, J.M.B. 1862-65 (64)
Conner, David 1843-47 (23)
Cooper, Benjamin 1842-55 (19)
Corbin, Thomas G. 1862-67 (72)
Dale, Richard 1801-2 (6)
Davenport, Henry K. 1861-66 (59)
Davis, Charles 1861-62
1867-69
(57)
(104)
De Krafft, James Charles P. 1841-61
1863-66
(18)
(83)
De Long, George W. 1879-82 (124)
Dexter, Daniel S. 1811-13 (8)
Drayton, Percival 1860-62 (39)
DuPont, Samuel F. 1861-63 (50)
Eagle, Henry 1861-62 (43)
Eastman, Thomas H. 1867-69
1869-70
1876-77
(107)
(111)
(119)
Elliott, Jesse D. 1835-37 (14)
Emmons, George F. 1861-63
1864-65
(51)
(94)
Farragut, David G. 1861-64 (49)
Foote, Andrew H. 1861-62 (47)
Gansevoort, Guert 1855-56
1862
1864
(32)
(65)
(86)
Goldsborough, Louis M. 1861-62
1865-67
(48)
(101)
Goodrich, Caspar F. 1905-8 (136)
Gove, Charles A. 1877-1919 (114)
Greene, S. Dana 1875-76 (117)
Gregory, Samuel B 1842-55 (19)
Harmony, David B. 1873-75 (115)
Hartstene, Henry J. 1860-62 (39)
Harwood, Andrew A. 1862-63 (68)
Howell, John C. 1878-80 (123)
Hull, Joseph B. 1861-65 (44)
Hull, Isaac 1803-6
1823-27
(7)
(10)
Jameson, William 1847-49 (26)
Jones, John Paul (1778-79) (1)
Lamberton, Benjamin P. 1902-6 (135)
La Vallette, E.A.F. 1842-55 (19)
Lee, Samuel Phillips 1863-64
1864-65
(59)
(95)
LeRoy, William E. 1861-65 (58)
Macomb, William H. 1834-55
1858-60
1862-70
1869-70
(13)
(37)
(70)
(110)
Marshall, William A. 1899-1901 (133)
Maury, Matthew F. 1856-60 (34)
Maxwell, James G. 1860-62 (39)
McCauley, Edward Y. 1865-72 (100)
McKean, William W. 1861-62 (55)
Mervine, William 1836-68 (15)
Mickley, Joseph P. 1897-98 (129)
Miller, Joseph N. 1873-76 (116)
Montgomery, John B. 1844-48 (24)
Murray, Alexander 1799-1805 (4)
Myers, Henry 1858-60 (36)
Palmer, James C. 1853-76 (28)
Patterson, Thomas H. 1862-65 (63)
Pearson, George F. 1866 (103)
Pendergrast, Garrett J. 1860-61 (40)
Perry, Matthew C. 1822-48
1842-55
(9)
(19)
Phelps, Thomas S. Jr. 1890-91 (128)
Philip, John W. 1898-1902 (132)
Porter, David D. 1862-63
1862-64
1864-65
(53)
(74)
(92)
Price, Cicero 1862-65 (73)
Radford, William 1864-65
1865
1869-70
(90)
(99)
(109)
Read, George C. 1842-55 (19)
Remey, George C. 1877-78
1900-2
(121)
(134)
Reynolds, William 1862-64
1864-65
1867-69
1875-77
(75)
(98)
(105)
(118)
Rittenhouse, J.B. 1857 (35)
Rockwell, Charles H. 1864
1889-91
(87)
(126)
Rockwell, George 1870-72 (113)
Rodgers, C.R.P. 1839-42
1855-58
1861-63
1863-65
1877-78
(17)
(33)
(56)
(82)
(122)
Rodgers, George W. 1831-32 (12)
Rodgers, George W. 1862-63 (67)
Rodgers, John 1825-27 (11)
Rodgers, John 1856-60 (34)
Rolando, Henry 1853-54 (29)
Rowan, Stephen C. 1854-90
1860-62
1867-70
(30)
(39)
(106)
Russell, Charles H. 1864-68 (97)
Sargent, Nathan 1899-1901 (133)
Sigsbee, Charles D. 1902-6 (135)
Skinner, Charles W. 1842-55 (19)
Smith, Melancton 1864 (88)
Stevens, Thomas H. 1861-65 (54)
Stockton, Robert F. 1843-47 (22)
Street, William T. 1863-65 (79)
Sumner, George W. 1902-6 (135)
Swinburne, William T. 1905-8 (136)
Taylor, William R. 1864-65 (93)
Tingey, Thomas 1798-1801 (3)
Trenchard, Stephen D. 1876-78 (120)
Truxton, Thomas 1798-99
1800-1
(2)
(5)
Turner, Daniel 1839-41
1843-45
1868-70
(16)
(20)
(108)
Wainwright, Richard 1898 (131)
Walke, Henry 1856-61
1860-63
1863-64
(38)
(41)
(81)
Walker, John G. 1889-92 (127)
Watmough, Penrod G. 1861-63
1863-65
(42)
(84)
Willits, Albert B. 1881-94 (125)
Wise, Henry A. 1862-64 (61)
Woodhull, Maxwell 1861-62
1862-63
(46)
(66)
Worthington, Walter F. 1897-98 (129)
Wyman, Robert H. 1878-80 (123)

Chronological List

  1. Letters Sent by Capt. John Paul Jones, commanding the Ranger and the Bonhomme Richard, Mar. 1778-July 1779. 4 vols. Photostat of a letter book presented to the Naval Academy by James Carson Brevoort, of Brooklyn, Sept. 20, 1889, and a typed copy (3 vols.) of the same.

  2. Letters Sent by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, commanding the Constellation on a Cruise to the West Indies (photostat of handwritten copies) May 1798-Dec. 1798-1799. Original in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

  3. Correspondence of Como. Thomas Tingey, commanding the Ganges on a Cruise to the West Indies, and Establishing the Washington Navy Yard (handwritten copies), Sept. 1798-Sept. 1799, Feb.-June 1800, July 1801. Typed index.

  4. Correspondence of Capt. Alexander Murray, commanding the Constellation, the Insurgente, and the Adams (handwritten copies), June 1799-Dec. 1805. Typed index. These vessels cruised in the West Indies and the Mediterranean.

  5. Letters Sent by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, commanding the President on a Cruise to the West Indies (photostat of handwritten copies), June 1800-June 1801. Original in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

  6. Letters Sent by Capt. Richard Dale (Flagship President), commanding the Mediterranean Squadron (photostat), May 1801-Jan. 1802. Typed index. Original in possession of Edward C. Dale, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

  7. Correspondence of Como. Isaac Hull (Flagship Argus), commanding the Mediterranean Squadron (handwritten copies), May 1803-May 1806. 2 vols. Indexed. (a) Letters received, May 1803-May 1806; and (b) letters sent, Jan. 1804-May 1806.

  8. Letter Sent by Lt. Daniel S. Dexter, aboard Gun Vessel 162 and the Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico (handwritten copies), Sept. 1811-Nov. 1813.

  9. Letters sent by Matthew C. Perry, 1822-1848

  10. Letters Sent by Como. Isaac Hull, commanding the United States on a Cruise from Hampton Roads to Callao, Nov. 1823-Mar. 1827.

  11. Correspondence of Como. John Rodgers, commanding the North Carolina on a Cruise from the Mediterranean to Hampton Roads (photostat), June 1825-July 1827. Loose sheets tied between boards. Original in possession of a member of the Rodgers family.

  12. Letters Sent by Capt. George W. Rodgers, commanding the Warren (handwritten copies), Dec. 1831-May 1832.

  13. Letters Sent by Lt. William H. Macomb (handwritten copies), Apr. 1834-Dec. 1855. Begins with the service of the writer as a midshipman and includes not only letters but also various computations and rough notes.

  14. Letter Sent by Como. Jesse D. Elliott (Flagship Constitution), commanding the Mediterranean Squadron (handwritten copies), Mar. 1835-Mar. 1837.

  15. Correspondence of Rear Adm. William Mervine (handwritten copies), July 1836-Aug. 1868. 8 vols. Indexed. (a) Letters sent and received, 1836-56 (2 vols.); (b) letters received, 1855-57 (2 vols.); (c) letters sent, 1855-60 (3 vols.); and (d) a miscellaneous volume probably copied from the first volume of letters sent and received, with later additions, 1836-47 and 1861-68. In the first volume of letters sent and received, pages 1-73 are stapled firmly together in such a way that they cannot be read. Captain Mervine (promoted to Rear Admiral in Aug. 1866) commanded the Constellation (Home Squadron, 1836-37), the Cyane (Pacific Squadron, 1845-46), the Savannah (Pacific Squadron, 1846-47), and the Powhatan (Pacific Squadron, 1852) and served as commanding officer of the Pacific Squadron (Flagship Independence, 1854-57) and the Gulf Blockading Squadron (Flagships Mississippi and Colorado, 1861). Later he performed shore duties.

  16. Correspondence of Como. Daniel Turner (Flagship Constitution), commanding the Pacific Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan. 1839-Nov. 1841. Captain Turner assumed command of the Pacific Squadron in Mar. 1841, when the vessel that he had commanded in the Pacific Squadron since 1839 became the flagship.

  17. Correspondence of Lt. Comdr. C. R. Perry Rodgers, commanding the Phoenix off the Coast of Florida (handwritten copies), July 1839-Mar. 1842.

  18. Correspondence of Lt. James Charles P. De Krafft (handwritten copies), 1841-Jan. 1861. Includes service in the Coast Survey Office, on the John Adams in a voyage from Valparaiso to Panama (1856-57) and on the Michigan at Erie, PA.

  19. Correspondence of the Commanding Officer of the African Squadron (handwritten copies and some originals), 1842-55. 2 vols. Indexed. The first volume is labeled "Public Documents from Commodores Perry, Read, Skinner, Bolton, Cooper, Gregory, and Lavallette, Transferred to Commodore Mayo, and by Him to Flag Officer Thos. A. Conover."

  20. Letters Sent by Como. Daniel Turner (Flagships Columbia, Columbus, and Raritan), Commanding the Brazil Squadron (handwritten copies), Apr. 1843-Mar. 1845.

  21. Correspondence of Capt. Joel Abbot, Commanding the Decatur, African Squadron (handwritten copies), June 1843-Dec. 1844. Indexed.

  22. Letters sent by Como. Robert F. Stockton from USS Congress and USS Princeton in Monterey, Los Angeles, San Pedro, and San Francisco, California, Aug.1843-Feb.1847 (photostatic copies) 5 vols.

  23. Letter sent by Como. David Conner (Flagships Potomac, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Raritan), commanding the Home Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1843-May 1847. 5 vols. Letters to (a) the Navy Department, Dec. 1843-May 1847 (2 vols.), and (b) the Squadron, Dec. 1843-Mar. 1847 (3 vols.), including service at Vera Cruz.

  24. Correspondence of Comdr. John B. Montgomery, commanding the Portsmouth off the Coasts of California and Mexico (handwritten copies). Oct. 1844-Nov. 1848. 4 vols. (a) Letters sent, Oct. 1844-Nov. 1848 (3 vols.), and (b) orders received and sent, Feb. 1845-Oct. 1846, and Dec. 1847-Nov. 1848. Commander Montgomery served as Military Governor of San Diego under Commodore Stockton, Governor of California.

  25. Letter sent by Como. William C. Bolton (Flagship Jamestown), commanding the African Squadron (handwritten copies), Sept. 1847-Jan. 1849. 2 vols. The first volume is labeled "Miscellaneous Letters, Orders, & Instructions"; the second, "Letter Book." These volumes may serve as a partial substitute for the missing originals of Commodore Bolton's letters to the Secretary of the Navy during this period.

  26. Orders Received by Capt. William Jamesson, commanding the Cumberland, Home Squadron (typed copies), Dec. 1847-May 1848.

  27. Correspondence of Capt. George S. Blake, Commanding the Independence, Mediterranean Squadron (handwritten copies), Sept. 1849-Nov. 1851. 2 vols. Indexed.

  28. Correspondence of Surgeon James C. Palmer, Jan. 1853-May 1876. 4 vols. and 1 adhesive binder. (a) Original letters received and handwritten copies of letters sent, mounted as a single sequence in 2 blank books, Jan. 1853-May 1876; (b) register of letters to and from medical officers of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Aug. 1863-Oct. 1865; (c) press copies of letters sent, Dec. 1868-June 1873; and (d) printed copies of orders received and issued, Mar. 1869-Apr. 1873 (1 adhesive binder). The writer served on the receiving ship at Baltimore (1854-57), in the Mediterranean Squadron aboard the Niagara and the Macedonian (1857), as Fleet Surgeon of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron during the Civil War, in the Naval Hospital at New York, and as Surgeon General of the Navy (June 1872-July 1873). According to the flyleaf of the earliest volume, he assembled these materials for his daughters and had discarded earlier correspondence that did not seem to warrant preservation. According to a note on the flyleaf of the register, he had destroyed most of the correspondence registered in that volume.

  29. Orders Received by Lt. Henry Rolando, commanding the Vincennes, from Como. Cadwalader Ringgold, Commanding the North Pacific Exploring Expedition (handwritten copies), June 1853-Jan. 1854.

  30. Letters Sent by Vice-Adm. Stephen C. Rowan, with Summaries of His Naval Services (handwritten copies), Feb. 1854-Mar. 1890. Indexed. Labeled on the flyleaf, "Copies of Letters Written by S.C. Rowan, U.S. Navy, from Feb. 22, 1854 to Jan. 21 1880, and Transferred, Jan. 1882, from Various Letter Books: Also Notes of His Services and List of Battles & Engagements in Which He Took Part during Mexican War and War of 1861.2.3.4.5." He served on the Relief on a voyage to Rio de Janeiro (1854); on the Pawnee, the Delaware, and the Philadelphia off North Carolina (1861-62);on the New Ironsides off Charleston (1863-64); as commanding officer of the Asiatic Squadron (1867-70); as Commandant of the New York Navy Yard; and in other capacities.

  31. Orders Received by Lt. Joshua Bishop (originals), Oct. 1854-June 1864. During the Civil War Lieutenant Bishop commanded the General Bragg, Mississippi Squadron.

  32. Correspondence of Comdr. Guert Gansevoort, commanding the Decatur, Pacific Squadron (handwritten copies), Oct. 1855-Mar. 1856. 2 vols. Indexed.

  33. Letters Sent by Lt. C. R. Perry Rodgers, Assistant to the United States Coast Survey, Commanding the Gallatin and the Bible in Surveys from New England to South Carolina (handwritten copies), Oct. 1855-Mar. 1858. 2 vols.

  34. Letters Received by Comdr. John Rodgers and Lt. Matthew F. Maury, Office of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, Washington (handwritten copies), Sept. 1856-Oct. 1860. The letters (occupying only 10 pages) relate chiefly to proposed publication of results of the exploring expedition.

  35. Letters Sent by John B. Rittenhouse, Purser of the Susquehanna, Mediterranean Squadron (press copies), Jan.-Oct. 1857. Barely legible.

  36. Letters Sent by Henry Myers, Paymaster of the Marion, African Squadron (handwritten copies), May 1858-Oct. 1860.

  37. Letter Sent by Lt. William H. Macomb, commanding the Metacomet,] renamed the Pulaski, Brazil Squadron (handwritten copies), Nov. 1858-May 1860.

  38. Correspondence of Comdr. Henry Walke, commanding the Store Ship Supply, Stationed at Sao Paulo de Loanda, Vera Cruz, and Pensacola (handwritten copies), Aug. 1859-Feb. 1861.

  39. Letters Sent by Comdrs. Henry J. Hartstene, Stephen C. Rowan, and Percival Drayton and Lt. Comdr. James G. Maxwell, Commanding Officers of the Pawnee, Stationed at Vera Cruz, Washington, Hatteras Inlet, and Port Royal (handwritten copies), June 1860-Feb. 1862.

  40. Letters Sent by Flag Officer Garrett J. Pendergrast (Flagships Powhatan, Cumberland, and Roanoke), commanding the Home Squadron and Later the West India Squadron (handwritten copies), Oct. 1860-Sept. 1861. Typed index. On and after May 14, 1861, Flag Officer Pendergrast signed his letters as "Comdg. West India Squadron."

  41. Correspondence of Comdr. Henry Walke, commanding the Gunboats Taylor and Carondelet and the Ram Lafayette. Mississippi Squadron (handwritten copies), Nov. 1860-Aug. 1863.

  42. Letters Sent by Penrod G. Watmough, commanding the Potomska and the Memphis, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan. 1861-Jan. 1863.

  43. Letters Sent by Capt. Henry Eagle, commanding the Santee off Galveston Bay (handwritten copies), June 1861-Feb. 1862. Indexed.

  44. Letters sent by Capt. Joseph B. Hull, commanding the Savannah and from St. Louis, MO (handwritten and press copies), June 1861-Sept. 1865.

  45. Letters Received by Lt. Joshua Bishop, commanding the General Bragg, Mississippi Squadron (originals), July 1861-Feb. 1864.

  46. Letters Sent by Capt. Maxwell Woodhull, commanding the Supply Ship Connecticut on Service between New York and Key West (handwritten copies), Aug. 1861-June 1862.

  47. Letters sent by Capt. Andrew H. Foote, commanding the United States Naval Forces on Western Waters, stationed at St. Louis and Cairo (handwritten copies), Sept. 1861-Feb. 1862.

  48. Letters sent by Rear Adm. Louis M. Goldsborough (Flagship Minnesota), commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Sept. 1861-Sept. 1862.

  49. Correspondence of Rear Adm. David G. Farragut (Flagship Hartford), commanding the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Sept. 1861-Dec. 1864. 15 vols. Some volumes indexed. (a) Letters received, Sept. 1861-July 1863 (handwritten copies, 2 vols.); (b) letters to the Navy Department, Jan. 1862-July 1863 and Dec. 1863-Dec. 1864 (press copies, 4 vols.); (c) orders issued, Nov. 1862-May 1863 (handwritten copies, 1 vol.); (d) letters to the Squadron, Jan. 1862-July 1863 and Jan.-Nov. 1864 (press copies, 7 vols.); and (e) detachments, June-Nov. 1864 (press copies, 1 vol.) Admiral Farragut was detached in Jan. 1864; during his absence Como. Henry H. Bell commanded the Squadron.

  50. General orders issued by Rear Adm. Samuel F Du Pont, commanding the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (printed and handwritten copies), Oct. 1861-June 1863. One adhesive binder.

  51. Correspondence of Capt. George F. Emmons, commanding the Hatteras, the R.R. Cuyler, and the Brooklyn, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Oct. 1861-Sept. 1863; and Journal of the Blockading of Berwick Bay, SC by the Hatteras, July-Nov. 1862 (handwritten copies).

  52. Correspondence of Comdr. Daniel Ammen, commanding the Seneca, the Sebago, and the Patapsco, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies and some originals), Oct. 1861-June 1864.

  53. General Orders received by the Mohican, Oct. 1861-Feb. 1863, and General Orders issued by Rear Adm. David D. Porter, commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Oct. 1864-Jan. 1865.

  54. Letters sent Comdr. Thomas H. Stevens (handwritten copies), Oct. 1861-July 1865. Commander Stevens commanded the Gunboat Ottawa, cruising along the coast of Florida; the Maratanga, in the Chesapeake Bay; the Sonoma, West India Squadron (1862-63); the Patapsco, along the coast of Georgia (1864); and the Oneida, cruising between New Orleans and Galveston (1864-65).

  55. Letters sent by Flag Officer William W. McKean (Flagship Niagara), commanding the Gulf Blockading Squadron, later East Gulf Blockading Squadron (press copies), Nov. 1861-June 1862.

  56. Letters sent by Capt. C. R. Perry Rodgers, commanding the Wabash South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Nov. 1861-May 1863. Indexed.

  57. Letters sent by Acting Rear Adm. Charles H. Davis (Flagships Benton and Eastport), commanding the Mississippi Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1861-Sept. 1862. 6 vols. Admiral Davis took command of the Squadron in May 1862.

  58. Letters sent by Comdr. William E. Le Roy, commanding the Keystone State, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the Oneida, and the Ossipee, West Gulf Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1861-Sept. 1865. 2 vols. The writer was in command of the Keystone State till June 1863 and of the Oneida Sept. 1863-Apr. 1864.

  59. Correspondence of Comdr. Henry K. Davenport, commanding the Hetzel, in the Sounds of North Carolina and the Lancaster, Pacific Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1861-Apr. 1866. 7 vols. Indexed. (a) Letters sent Dec. 1861-Apr. 1866 (6 vols.); and (b) register of orders received from Acting Rear Adm. Samuel Phillips Lee, Mar. 1863-May 1864. Commander Davenport was detached from the Hetzel in June 1864 and assigned to the Lancaster in Sept. 1864.

  60. Orders and Circulars issued and received by the South Atlantic Blockading (chiefly printed and mounted), Jan. 1862-May 1865.

  61. Letters sent by Capt. Henry A. Wise, Assistant Inspector of Ordnance, later Chief of Ordnance, Jan. 1862-Apr. 1868 4 vols. Indexed Handwritten copies, Jan. 1862-Nov. 1864 (1 vol.) and press copies, Jan. 1862-Apr. 1868 (3 vols.). Captain Wise served as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance from June 1863 to June 1868.

  62. Orders issued by the Commanding Officer of the Potomac Flotilla (handwritten copies), Feb. 1862-June 1865. Indexed.

  63. Letters sent by Comdr. Thomas H. Patterson, commanding the Chocura, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and the James Adger, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Mar. 1862-Oct. 1864 and May-June 1865. 2 vols. Commander Patterson was in charge of the James Adger 1862-65.

  64. Correspondence of Comdr. John M. B. Clitz, commanding the Penobscot, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the Juniata, West India Squadron, and the Osceola, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, May 1862-Dec. 1866 6 vols. (a) handwritten copies of correspondence (5 numbered volumes) and (b) orders and circulars received, Jan. 1863-Apr. 1865.

  65. Letters sent by Capt. Guert Gansevoort, commanding the Adirondack, wrecked in the Bahama Islands (handwritten copies), July-Sept. 1862.

  66. Letters sent by Capt. Maxwell Woodhull, commanding the Cimerone, serving in the James River Flotilla, later in the Blockade of the St. Johns River, Fla. (Handwritten copies), July 1862-Jan. 1863.

  67. Correspondence of Comdr. George W. Rodgers, commanding the Tioga, the Wachuset, and the Catskill (handwritten copies), July 1862-July 1863. Indexed. The Tioga and the Wachuset were employed under Acting Rear Adm. Charles Wilkes in the James River Flotilla and the West India Squadron, June 1862; the Catskill served in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863.

  68. Correspondence of Como. Andrew A. Harwood, commanding the Potomac Flotilla, July 1862-Dec. 1863. 11 vols. (a) Letters sent, July 1862-Dec. 1863 (handwritten copies, 3 vols.); and (b) letters received, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 (originals, 8 vols. with typed indexes; overlapping chronologically, perhaps because of some method of classification by correspondents that is not obvious.

  69. Correspondence of Como. Henry H. Bell, commanding the Brooklyn and the Pensacola, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, July 1862-July 1864. 5 vols. and one adhesive binder. (a) Letters sent, July 1862-July 1863 (handwritten copies, 2 vols.); (b) letters to the Navy Department, Aug. 1863-Jan. 1864 (press copies, 1 vol. indexed); (c) letters to the Squadron, Aug. 1863-Jan. 1864 (press copies, 3 vols., indexed); (d) letters received, May 1863-July 1864 (originals, one adhesive binder). In the absence of Rear Adm. David G. Farragut, Aug. 1863-Jan. 1864), Commodore Bell commanded the Squadron.

  70. Correspondence of Comdr. William H. Macomb, commanding the Genesee, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, the Shamrock, Sounds of North Carolina, and the Chattanooga, the Kenosha, and the Plymouth, European Squadron, July 1862-July 1870. 9 vols. (a) Letters sent, July 1862-Mar. 1870 (handwritten copies, 4 vols., indexed); (b) letters sent, Nov. 1864-Mar. 1865 and July 1866-July 1870 (press copies, 2 vols., indexed); (c) letters received, July 1862-Aug. 1863 (originals, 2 vols); and (d) letters received, Dec. 1863-Nov. 1864 (1 vol.). Commander Macomb had charge of the Genesee till Sept. 1863, the Shamrock Dec. 1863-Mar. 1865, and other vessels July 1866-July 1870.

  71. Orders and circulars received and issued by the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (chiefly printed), Aug. 1862-Apr. 1865. Table of contents.

  72. Correspondence of Captain Thomas G. Corbin, commanding the Wabash, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and the Augusta, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Aug. 1862-Aug. 1867. Captain Corbin commanded the Wabash till July 1863 and the Augusta Mar. 1864-Jan. 1865.

  73. Correspondence of Capt. Cicero Price, commanding the Jamestown in Chinese and Japanese waters (handwritten copies), Sept. 1862-Sept. 1865. 2 vols.

  74. Correspondence of Rear Adm. David D. Porter (Flagship Black Hawk), commanding the Mississippi Squadron, Oct. 1862-Oct. 1864. 44 vols. and two adhesive binders. Indexed. (a) letters from the Navy Department, Oct. 1862-May 1864 (2 vols); (b) telegrams received, Oct. 1862-Dec. 1863 (one binder); (c) letters from the Bureau of Ordnance, Oct. 1862-Aug. 1864 (one binder); (d) letters from officers of the Squadron, Mar. 1863-Sept. 1864 (27 vols., many overlapping chronologically as if they belonged to different sequences, though no basis for classifying them is found); (e) letters to the Secretary of the Navy, Oct. 1862-Oct. 1864 (press copies, 4 vols.); (f) letters to bureaus, Oct. 1862-Sept. 1864 (press copies, 1 vol.); and (g) letters to other persons, chiefly officers of the Squadron, Dec. 1862-Oct. 1864 (press copies, 10 vols., labeled "General Letters").

  75. Letters sent by Comdr. William Reynolds, commanding the Vermont, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Nov. 1862-Nov. 1864. 5 vols. Indexed.

  76. Correspondence of Comdr. John C. Beaumont, commanding the Sebago and the Nantucket, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1862-Sept. 1863.

  77. Correspondence of Acting Rear Adm. Theodorus Bailey (Flagships St. Lawrence, Magnolia, San Jacinto, and Dale), commanding the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Dec. 1862-Aug. 1864. 11 vols. and one adhesive binder. Indexed. (a) reports from of officers of the Squadron, Dec. 1862-July 1864 ("Reports of Captures and Expeditions, 4 vols.); (b) letters from the Secretary of the Navy, Feb.-Aug. 1864 (one binder); (c) letters to the Secretary of the Navy, Dec. 1862-Aug. 1864 (press copies, 2 vols., "I" and "J"); (d) orders issued, Dec. 1862-Aug. 1864 (press copies, 3 vols., "K", "M", and "N"); (e) miscellaneous letters sent, Mar. 1863-Jan. 1864 (press copies, 1 vol., "L"); and (f) letters of requisition issued for ships' fittings at Key West, Mar. 1863-July 1864 (press copies, 1 vol.).

  78. Orders and Circulars received and issued by the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Jan. 1863-June 1865 2 vols.

  79. Correspondence of Acting Master William Tell Street, commanding the Primrose and the Fuchsia, Potomac Flotilla, Mar. 1863-Aug. 1865. 2 vols. (a) Letters sent, Mar. 1863-Aug. 1865 (handwritten copies); and (b) orders received, Jan. 1864-June 1865.

  80. Orders issued by Lt. Comdr. K. Randolph Breese, commanding the Black Hawk, Mississippi Squadron (press copies), Apr. 1863-Sept. 1864. Indexed.

  81. Correspondence of Capt. Henry Walke, commanding the Sacramento on Special Service in European Waters (handwritten copies), Sept. 1863-Aug. 1864.

  82. Letters sent by Comdr. C. R. Perry Rodgers, commanding the Iroquois on Special Service in South American and European Waters (handwritten copies), Oct. 1863-Oct. 1865. Indexed.

  83. Letters sent by Lt. Comdr. James Charles P. De Krafft, commanding the Conemaugh, West Gulf Blockading Squadron and Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Nov. 1863-Mar. 1866. Arranged by classes of persons addressed.

  84. Letters sent by Lt. Comdr. Penrod G. Watmough, commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1863-Feb. 1865.

  85. Letters sent by Acting Master William R. Browne, commanding the Restless, West Gulf Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan.-July 1864. Indexed.

  86. Letters sent by Capt. Guert Gansevoort, commanding the Roanoke, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan.-Sept. 1864.

  87. Letters sent by Acting Volunteer Lt. Charles H. Rockwell, commanding the Gem of the Sea, East Gulf Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan.-Sept. 1864.

  88. Letters sent by Capt. Melancton Smith, command the Onondaga on Service in the Sounds of North Carolina and the James River, Mar.-Aug. 1864 2 vols. (one of handwritten copies, one of press copies). Indexed.

  89. Correspondence of Comdr John C. Beaumont, commanding the Mackinaw, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies) Apr.-Nov. 1864.

  90. Correspondence of Como. William Radford, commanding the New Ironsides, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and the Dumbarton and the Phlox, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Aug. 1864-Apr. 1865.

  91. Letters received by Lt. Comdr. Joshua Bishop, commanding Wyoming, Asiatic Squadron (originals), Aug. 1864-Aug. 1866.

  92. Correspondence of Acting Rear Adm. David D. Porter (Flagship Malvern), commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Sept. 1864-May 1865. 21 vols. and one adhesive binder. Indexed. (a) Letters from officers, Sept. 1864-Apr. 1865 (Officers Letters, North Atlantic Squadron, 12 vols.); (b) telegrams received, Oct. 1864-Apr. 1865 (1 binder); (c) letters to the Secretary of the Navy, Oct.-Dec. 1864 (press copies, 1 vol.); (d) letters to bureaus, Oct. 1864-Apr. 1865 (press copies, 2 vols.); (e) letters to officers, Oct. 1864-Apr. 1865 (press copies, 4 vols.); (f) orders issued, Oct. 1864-Apr. 1865 (press copies, 1 vol.); and (g) letters sent relating to courts martial, Dec. 1864-May 1865 (press copies, 1 vol.)

  93. General orders and circulars received by the Juniata, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, commanded by Capt. William R. Taylor, Oct. 1864-Jan. 1865.

  94. Correspondence of Capt. George F. Emmons, commanding the Lackawanna off Galveston (handwritten copies), Oct. 1864-Feb. 1865. 2 vols. (a) Letters sent; and (b) correspondence relating to enlisted men, with lists.

  95. Letters sent by Acting Rear Adm. Samuel Phillips Lee (Flagship Black Hawk and Tempest), commanding the Mississippi Squadron (press copies), Oct. 1864-Aug. 1865. 2 vols. Indexed. Letters to (a) the Secretary of the Navy and (b) bureaus.

  96. Correspondence of Comdr. Daniel Ammen, commanding the Mohican, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and Miantonomah, detained in the Washington Navy Yard (handwritten copies), Oct. 1864-June 1866. Indexed. Commander Ammen took charge of the Miantonomah in Sept. 1865.

  97. Orders issued by Acting Volunteer Lt. Charles H. Russell, commanding the Hendrick Hudson, Nov. 1864-July 1865, and observations on the Coast and Harbors of China, Mar. 1868 (handwritten copies).

  98. Letters sent by Comdr. William Reynolds, commanding the New Hampshire, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1864-July 1865. 3 vols.

  99. Letters sent by Acting R.A. William Radford (Flagship Malvern), commanding the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (press copies), Apr.-Oct. 1865. 3 vols.

  100. Letters sent by Comdr. Edward Y. McCauley, commanding the Boston, Mississippi Squadron (press copies), Apr. 1865-Mar. 1872. 2 vols. The first volume is labeled "A2", but no predecessor is found.

  101. Letters sent by Rear Adm/ Louis M. Goldsborough (Flagship Colorado), commanding the European Squadron (handwritten copies), June 1865-Aug. 1867. 3 vols. Letters to (a) the Secretary of the Navy, June 1865-Aug. 1867; (b) ministers and consuls, June 1865-June 1867; (c) other persons, June 1865-June 1867.

  102. Letters sent Lt. Comdr. Francis B. Blake, commanding the Nipsic, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (handwritten copies), Jan. 1866-Oct. 1867.

  103. Letters sent by Acting Rear Adm. George F. Pearson (Flagships Lancaster and Powhatan), commanding the Pacific and South Pacific Squadrons (press copies), Feb.-Dec., 1866. Indexed.

  104. Letters sent by Rear Adm. Charles H. Davis (Flagship Guerriere), commanding the South Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), June 1867-July 1869 12 vols. Letters to (a) the Secretary of the Navy, May 1868-July 1869 (2 vols.), (b) bureaus, June 1867-July 1869 (1 vol.), (c) the Squadron, July 1867-May 1869 (7 vols.), and (d) other persons, June 1867-July 1869 (1 vol.); and general orders and circulars issued, Aug. 1867-May 1869 (1 vol.).

  105. Letters sent by Capt. William Reynolds, commanding the Lackawanna, Pacific Squadron (handwritten copies), Oct. 1867-Jan. 1869.

  106. Letters sent by Vice-Admiral Stephen C. Rowan (Flagships Piscataqua and Delaware), commanding the Asiatic Squadron (handwritten copies), Oct. 1867-Nov. 1870. One adhesive binder.

  107. Correspondence of Lt. Comdr. Thomas H. Eastman, commanding the Penobscot, North Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1867-July 1869.

  108. Letters received from the Secretary of the Navy by Rear Adm. Thomas Turner, commanding the South Pacific and Pacific Squadrons (originals), Mar. 1868-Aug. 1870. One adhesive binder.

  109. Letters sent by Rear Adm. William Radford (Flagship Franklin), commanding the European Squadron (press copies), Jan. 1869-Aug. 1870. 2 vols. Letters to (a) Navy Department and (b) other correspondents.

  110. Night orders issued Capt. William H. Macomb, commanding the Plymouth (handwritten copies), Feb. 1869-Jan. 1870.

  111. Correspondence of Lt. Comdr. Thomas H. Eastman, commanding the Nyack in an expedition to Darien (handwritten copies), Sept. 1869-Oct. 1870.

  112. Letters sent by Capt. John C. Beaumont, commanding the Powhatan, North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), Aug.-Dec. 1870 and Dec. 1873-July 1874.

  113. Letters sent Lt. George Rockwell, commanding the Palos, Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Oct. 1870-Oct. 1872.

  114. Letters received by Rear Adm. Charles A. Gove (originals), June 1871-June 1919. One adhesive binder. Orders received, copies of testimonials, calling cards and other materials, beginning with Admiral Gove's service as a midshipman.

  115. Letters sent by Captain David B. Harmony, commanding the Kearsarge and the Hartford, Asiatic Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1873-Oct. 1875. Indexed.

  116. Letters sent by Comdr. Joseph N. Miller, commanding the Ajaz, North Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Dec. 1873-May 1876. Indexed.

  117. Letters received by Comdr. Samuel Dana Greene, commanding the Juniata, European Squadron (originals), Jan. 1875-May 1876. One adhesive binder.

  118. Letters sent by Rear Adm. William Reynolds (Flagship Tennessee), commanding the Asiatic Squadron, June 1875-Oct. 1877. 9 vols. (a) Press copies of miscellaneous letters, June-Nov. 1875 (1 vol.); and handwritten copies of (b) miscellaneous letters, Dec. 1875-July 1877 (1 vol.), (c) letters to officers, Nov. 1875-Oct. 1877 (3 vols.), (d) letters to the Secretary of the Navy, Nov. 1875-Dec. 1876 (1 vol.), (e) letters to bureaus, Nov. 1875-Apr. 1877 (1 vol.), and (f) orders issued, Dec. 1875-June 1877 (2 vols.).

  119. Correspondence of Comdr. Thomas H. Eastman, commanding the Ajaz, North Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), May 1876-Nov. 1877. 2 vols.

  120. Letters sent by Rear Adm. Stephen D. Trenchard (Flagships Hartford and Powhatan), commanding the North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), Aug. 1876-Aug. 1878. Indexed.

  121. Letters sent by Comdr. George C. Remey, commanding the Enterprise, North Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Mar. 1877-Apr. 1878.

  122. Correspondence of Rear Adm. C. R. Perry Rodgers, superintendent of the Naval Academy (handwritten copies), June 1877-June 1878. During the latter months of this period the writer was preparing for duty as commanding officer of the Pacific Squadron.

  123. Orders issued by Rear Admirals John C. Howell and Robert H. Wyman (Flagships Powhatan and Tennessee), commanding the North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), Sept. 1878-June 1880. Barely legible.

  124. Correspondence of Lt. Comdr. George W. De Long (Flagship Jeanette), commanding the Arctic Exploring Expedition, Mar. 1879-Oct. 1882). 2 vols. (a) Letters sent on a voyage from New York to Unalaska, Mar.-Aug. 1879 (press copies, 1 vol.); and (b) letters received , press copies of letters sent, notes, and copies of various materials, assembled without observable arrangement (1 vol.).

  125. Orders received by Passed Assistant Engineer Albert B. Willits (handwritten copies), May 1881-July 1894.

  126. Letters sent by Comdr. Charles H. Rockwell, commanding the Yantic, North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), Feb. 1889-Aug. 1891.

  127. Reports of absentees, sick, coal on hand, and noon positions, with memoranda, received by Rear Adm. John G. Walker, commanding the Squadron of Evolution in European and South Atlantic Waters (originals), Dec. 1889-May 1892.

  128. Letters sent by Lt. Thomas S. Phelps, Jr., commanding the Palos, stationed at Kobe, Japan (press copies), July 1890-Sept. 1891. 2 vols.

  129. Letters sent Joseph P. Mickley and Walter F. Worthington, Chief Engineers aboard the Terror, North Atlantic Squadron (handwritten copies), Feb. 1897-Aug. 1898.

  130. Confidential memoranda received from the Office of Naval Intelligence by the Commanding Officer of the Eastern Squadron (Flagship Oregon), Feb.-June 1898. One adhesive binder.

  131. Letters sent by Lt. Comdr. Richard Wainwright, commanding the Gloucester, North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), May-Oct. 1898.

  132. Letters received Rear Adm. John W. Philip and his widow, June 1898-Sept. 1900 ("Philip Papers"). During the Spanish-American War, Admiral Philip commanded the Texas in Cuban Waters. Most of the volume consists of letters, telegrams, and cards of condolence received by his survivors on the occasion of his death.

  133. Letters sent Lt. Comdrs. William A. Marshall and Nathan Sargent, commanding the Scorpion, North Atlantic Squadron (press copies), Aug. 1899-July 1901.

  134. Correspondence of Rear Adm. George C. Remey (Flagship Brooklyn), commanding the Asiatic Squadron, Apr. 1900-May 1902. 14 vols., 4 adhesive binders, and one looseleaf binder. (a) telegrams sent and received, Apr. 1900-May 1902 (four adhesive binders); (b) letters received and carbon copies of letters sent, Dec. 1901-May 1902 (one looseleaf binder); indexed press copies, Apr. 1900-May 1902, of letters to (c) the Squadron (9 vols., labeled "S"), (d) the Navy Department (3 vols., labeled "M"), and (e) other correspondents (1 vol., labeled "M"); and (f) press copies of orders issued, Sept. 1901 (1 vol.)

  135. Confidential letters sent by Rear Admirals George W. Sumner, Benjamin P. Lamberton, and Charles D. Sigsbee, commanding the South Atlantic Squadron, later the Caribbean Squadron and the Second Squadron (press copies), Oct. 1902-May 1906. 2 vols. Indexed.

  136. Letters sent by Rear Admirals Caspar F. Goodrich and William T. Swinburne (Flagship Chicago), commanding the Pacific Squadron (press copies), August 1905-July 1908. 13 vols.

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