List of Logs and Journals (Entry 608)
1. Log of the Continental Schooner Wasp, Commanded by Capt. William Hallock.
Mar. 9-Apr. 18, 1776.
Typewritten name index (with a few subject entries) and introductory remarks prepared by Rosa Pendleton Chiles of the Office of Naval Records and Library. Photostatic copy; original in the British Public Record Office.
2. Diary of Surgeon Ezra Green on Board the Continental Ship Ranger, Commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones.
Nov. 1, 1777-Sept. 27, 1778. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Typewritten copy of version that was privately printed in Boston in 1875. Copy contains prefatory notes by Walter C. Green and a biography of Surgeon Green by Como. George Henry Preble.
3. Logs of the Continental Ships Ranger (Nov. 26, 1877-May 18, 1778) and Bonhomme Richard (May 8-Aug. 13, 1779) and Journal of the Bonhomme Richard (Aug. 14-Sept. 24, 1779), Under the Command of Capt. John Paul Jones.
1 vol. 1 in.
Typewritten copy received by the Library and Office of War Records of the Navy Department on April 25, 1907.
A letter is included in the volume from Lord Napier to Lady Isabella Helen Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Selkirk, dated March 17, 1830, in which he presents to her "two original Log Books - once the property of the celebrated Naval Hero, Paul Jones. . . ." The journal for the period August 14-September 24, 1779, has been published with additional contemporary record material in The Log of the Bon Homme Richard, ed. by Louis F. Middlebrook (Mystic, CT, 1936). /
4. Log of the Continental Ship Ranger, Commanded by Capt. Thomas Simpson.
Aug. 24, 1778-May 10, 1780. 1 vol. 2 in.
Typewritten name index prepared by the Office of Naval Records and Library.
Photostatic copy taken from original in possession of the Rosenbach Co., New York City, April 1933.
5. Journals Kept on Board the British Ship Serapis (Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 1779) and the Continental Ships Alliance (Nov. 22, 1779-June 12, 1780), Ariel (June 16-Oct. 14, 1780), and Queen of France (Aug. 20-Sept. 10, 1782).
1 vol. 3/4 in.
Typewritten copy prepared from copies at the U.S. Naval Academy, referred to as "Captain John Paul Jones' log books, 1779-1782."
Journals also contain notes on the capture of the Serapis by the Bonhomme Richard, September 23, 1779; a list of articles sent from the Serapis to the Alliance, November 20-22, 1779; an account of occurrences on shore at L'Orient, June 13-15, 1780; a list of the officers and crew of the Bonhomme Richard, June 1779; a list of deserters from the Bonhomme Richard, July 19, 1779; and an undated list of the officers and crew of the Ariel. The logs of the Serapis, Alliance, and Ariel cover the periods during which these vessels were commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones.
6. Log of the Continental Frigate Hague, Commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson.
Sept. 1782-Feb. 1783. 1 vol. 1 in.
Many pages are missing and there are several gaps.
7. Part of the Log Kept by Midshipman John Manley on Board the Continental Ship General Washington, Commanded by Lt. Joshua Barney.
June-July 1, 1783. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
This fragment was submitted to the Commissioner of Pensions in 1845 as part of Manley's application for a pension based on his service during the Revolutionary War, and was transmitted to the Navy Department in 1907. There are no entries for June 12-27, 1873.
8. Journal Kept by Capt. Thomas Truxton While Commanding the USS Constellation.
June 24, 1798-Mar. 25, 1800. 1 vol. 1 in.
Typewritten name and subject index prepared by Rosa Pendleton Chiles of the Office of Naval Records and Library.
Photostatic copy taken from original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
9. Journal Kept by James Pity on Board the USS Constitution, Commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson.
July 23, 1798-May 11, 1799. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
This journal has ben reproduced as part of NARA microfilm publication M1030, Logbooks and Journals of the USS Constitution, 1798-1934.
10. Journals Kept by Lts. Joseph Strout and William N. Hutchings, Midshipman John Sales Hickling Cox, Joseph Beale, and Master's Mate Abiel R. Story on Board the U.S. Brig Herald, Commanded by Capt. James Sever.
Aug. 22-Dec. 21, 1798. 5 vols.
The Strout and Hutchings journals are for August 22-December 29, 1798; the Cox journal, for November 2-December 31, 1798; the Beale journal, for August 30-September 30, 1798; and the Story journal, for September 7-November 25, 1798.
11. Extracts From Log of the USS Constitution, Commanded by Capts. Samuel Nicholson and Silas Talbot.
Dec. 20, 1798-July 17, 1800. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy taken from copy in the Naval History Society Collection of the New York Historical Society.
12. Journal Kept by Midshipman Joseph Brown on Board the USS Merrimack, Commanded by Capt. Moses Brown.
Jan. 3-Dec. 8, 1799. 1 vol. 2 in.
Photostatic copy taken in October 1934 from original in Historical Society of Old Newbury, MA.
13. Log of the USS Connecticut, Commanded by Capt. Moses Tryon.
Aug. 21, 1799-Apr. 3, 1800. 1 binder. 1 in.
14. Log Kept by Sailing Master Joseph Whitemore on Board the U.S. Sloop of War Warren, Commanded by Capt. Timothy Newman and Lt. Joseph Strout.
Dec. 31, 1799-Aug. 31, 1800. 1 vol. 2 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in Historical Society of Old Newbury, MA, in October, 1934.
15. Extract From the Journal of Lt. Issac Hull on Board the USS Constitution, Commanded by Comdr. Silas Talbot, and Journal Kept by Comdr. Isaac Hull Commanding the U.S. Brig Argus.
Feb. 6-Nov. 30, 1804. 2 vols. 1 in.
Photostatic copies. The extract was copied from a journal in the custody of the New York Historical Society that covers the period February 6-October 20, 1800.
The extract covers the period February 6-August 25, 1800, on board the Constitution, and the journal kept on board the Argus covers the period November 9, 1803-November 30, 1804.
16. Journal of Timothy Pickering, Jr., on Board the USS Philadelphia, Commanded by Comdr. Stephen Decatur.
Apr. 5, 1800-Mar. 21, 1801. 1 binder. 2 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in custody of Harvard University.
17. Log Kept by Lt. Thomas Wilkey on Board the USS Philadelphia, Commanded by Comdr. Stephen Decatur.
May 28, 1800-Jan. 25, 1801. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
Presented to the Secretary of the Navy by William G. Broadway on February 9, 1928. Photostatic copies of log entries of May 25 and 26 for the Philadelphia have been inserted in the front of the volume. These entries were copied in 1935 from a log of the Philadelphia in the custody of the Historical Society of Berks County, PA.
18. Log of the USS George Washington, Commanded by Lt. Wilson Jacobs.
June 14, 1800-April 19, 1801. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy from original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. A part of this log was maintained by Midshipman Arnold Whipple.
19. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Brig Augusta, Commanded by Lt. Archibald McElroy.
July 6-Oct. 22, 1800. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
20. Log of the USS President, Commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxton.
Sept. 5, 1800-Feb. 16, 1801. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy from original in the collection of Mr. Jonathan Sawyer, 1934.
21. Extracts From the Log of the USS Boston, Commanded by Capt. George Little.
Sept. 7-July 3, 1801. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, December 1936.
There are no entries for October 1-November 11, 1800, and March 6-May 4, 1801.
22. Log of the USS Boston, Commanded by Capt. George Little.
Sept. 23, 1800-May 4, 1801. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1934.
23. An Abstract and Extracts of Journals Kept by Midshipman (Later Capt.) Charles Morris, Jr., on the USS Constitution, President, and Brandywine and the U.S. Brigs Scourge and Argus.
June 20, 1803-Oct. 14, 1825. 4 vols. 1 in.
Photostatic copies taken from originals in the possession of Mrs. C. E. Fox, 1926.
The abstract covers Morris's service on the Constitution, June 20, 1803-April 17, 1804, under the command of Como. Edward Preble; the Scourge, April 17-August 8, 1804, under the command of Lt. J. H. Dent; the Argus, August 8-November 1, 1804, under the command of Lt. Isaac Hull and the President, November 1, 1804-September 25, 1805, under the command of Como. Samuel Barron.
The extracts cover the periods March 18-21, 1804, on the Constitution; August 9-25, 1804, on the Argus; and September 1-October 14, 1825, while Morris commanded the Brandywine. The latter extract also contains technical notes on the Brandywine.
24. Journal Kept by Midshipman F. Cornelius de Kraftt on Board the U.S. Brig Siren, Commanded by Lt. Charles Stewart, and the U.S. Brig Scourge, Commanded by Lts. J. H. Dent, J. Rowe, and R. Izard.
Aug. 6, 1803-Feb. 13, 1805. 1 vol. 1 in.
Midshipman de Kraftt was on the Siren, August 6, 1803-September 28, 1804 and on the Scourge, September 29, 1804-February 13, 1805.
25. Memorandum Book of Como. Edward Preble.
Mar. 7, 1803-Feb.20, 1806. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Typewritten copy taken from original in possession of Mr. Frank Littleton, Leesburg, VA, 1929.
26. Journal Kept by Steward Hezekiah Loomis on Board the U.S. Brig Vixen, Commanded by Lt. John Smith and Comdr. George Coxe.
Nov. 1, 1804-Nov. 29, 1805. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Typewritten copy of original in possession of Mr. Louis F. Middlebrook, Hartford, CT, 1925.
The volume also contains a mess billet, a crew list, and lists of officers of the Vixen, 1803-5.
27. Journals Kept on Board the U.S. Sloop Argus and the U.S. Brig Nautilus, Commanded by Lt. William M. Crane.
Oct. 13, 1811-July 15, 1812. 2 vols. 1 in.
Apparently kept by Lt. William M. Crane, who was transferred from the Argus to the Nautilus, January 23, 1812.
The first volume is a typed name index to the journal prepared by the Office of Naval Records and Library in November 1940.
The second volume also contains Rules and Regulations for the Internal Government of the Argus, October 1811.
28. Log of Gunboat 110, Commanded by Sailing Master Squire Fisk.
July 14, 1812-July 6, 1813. 1 vol. 1 in.
Apparently a gift of John A. Mudd, U.S. Navy.
29. Extract of the Log of the USS Constitution, Commanded by Capt. Isaac Hull, in Action With HMS Guerriere.
Aug. 20-21, 1812. 1/4 in.
30. Log of the U.S. Cartel Brig Analostan, Commanded by Sailing Master William Peters Smith.
Apr. 22, 1813-Sept. 14, 1815. 1 vol. 1 in.
Apparently kept by Sailing Master Alexander Luckett and Capt. Isaac Hull. There are no entries for October 12, 1814-March 22, 1815.
31. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Sloop Peacock, Commanded by Capt. Lewis Warrington.
Apr. 1-Aug. 31, 1814. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in possession of Rear Adm. James H. Oliver, September 1927. There are no entries for May 4-June 4, 1814.
32. Journal of Midshipman Charles Amos C. Thompson on Board the USS Adams, Commanded by Capt. Charles Morris.
Jan. 22-Aug. 16, 1814. 1 vol. 1 in.
Electrostatic copy taken from original in possession of H. P. Davis, 1964.
The volume also contains the personal diary of Midshipman Charles Amos C. Thompson, January 20-August 9, 1815. There are no entries for February 17-May 8, 1814.
33. Abstract of Journal (June 8-Aug. 30, 1815) and Log (May 26-July 28, 1814) of the U.S. Cartel Ship Preserverance, Commanded by Sailing Master Joseph H. Dill.
2 vols. 3/4 in.
34. Diary of Peter M. Potter on Board the U.S. Schooner Spitfire, Commanded by Lt. Alexander J. Dallas.
May 20-Dec. 1, 1815. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
35. Log of Midshipman William Rice on Board the USS Independence, Commanded by Capt. William M. Crane and Capt. Charles G. Ridgeley.
July 3-Oct. 16, 1815. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Capt. William M. Crane was commanding officer from July 3 to October 1, 1815, and Capt. Charles G. Ridgeley, from October 1 to 16, 1815. The Independence was the flagship of Como. William Bainbridge.
36. Journal Kept by Clerk J. B. Fanning on Board the USS Congress, Commanded by Capt. Charles Morris, and the U.S. Schooner Lynx, Commanded by Lt. J. R. Madison.
Nov. 16, 1816-Dec. 24, 1817. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The journal was kept on board the Congress during November 16, 1816-October 18, 1817, and on board the Lynx during November 13-December 24, 1817. Also included in the journal are sketches of parts of a ship, directions for gun exercises issued by Capt. Charles Morris, a table showing the pay of officers and men aboard naval vessels of 74 and 44 guns, and lists giving the dimensions of hulls of various vessels including the Congress.
According to the journal entry of November 8, 1817, Fanning was appointed acting purser on the Lynx by Como. William Bainbridge, commanding the Mediterranean Squadron.
37. Memorandum (Journal) and Correspondence of Capt. James Biddle Commanding the USS Ontario.
Oct. 4, 1817-Mar. 22, 1819. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The memorandum was submitted by Biddle on April 23, 1819, following his return from a cruise on the Ontario to Valparaiso, Chile. The letters copied in the volume were sent and received while Biddle was at Valparaiso and during stops at Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco, Brazil; some of these letters are also copied in entry 40, subentry 1.
38. Journals Kept by Lt. Charles Gauntt on Board the USS Macedonian, Commanded by Comdr. John Downes and Capt. James Biddle, and the U.S. Sloop of War Warren, Commanded by Comdr. Lawrence Kearney.
July 29, 1818-June 5, 1829. 2 vols. 2 in.
The first volume contains, in addition to the journal, a list of officers of the Macedonian, a table of latitude and longitude and a thermometrical table kept during the cruise, and a newspaper clipping concerning Lima, Peru. It has been reproduced as NARA Microfilm Publication M875, Journal of Lt. Charles Gauntt Aboard the U.S.S. Macedonian, 1818-1821.
The second volume contains the journal kept on board the Macedonian during another cruise, March 21-June 20, 1822, and a journal kept during a cruise of the Warren, December 13, 1826-June 5, 1829.
39. Journal Kept by Captain's Clerk Charles J. Deblois on Board the USS Macedonian, Commanded by Comdr. John Downes.
Nov. 10, 1818-July 8, 1819. 1 vol. 1 in.
Journal was sent to the Office of Library and Naval War Records for review in 1888 by a Mr. Saltonstall and was presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Miss Louisa Huntington, May 1932.
The volume containing the journal also contains newspaper clippings giving accounts of the hurricane of September 27, 1818, in which the Macedonian suffered extensive damages. The journal has been reproduced as NARA Microfilm Publication M876, Journal of Charles J. Deblois, Captain's Clerk Aboard the USS Macedonian, 1818-1819.
40. Log of the U.S. Brig Spark, Commanded by Como. Raymond H. Perry.
Nov. 13, 1819-June 7, 1820. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in possession of Mr. Milner of National Museum, Farragut Collection, February 1922.
Log kept by Midshipmen L. M. Booth, Joseph Cutts, Jr., David G. Farragut and George Shute and Lts. William Inman and John Wish.
41. Journals of Lt. Matthew C. Perry, Commanding the USS Cyane and the U.S. Schooner Shark.
Feb. 7, 1820-Jan. 17, 1822. 2 vols. 2 in.
The journal kept on the Cyane covers the period February 7-December 21,1820, and that for the Shark is for the period July 15, 1821-January 17,1822. Perry is identified as the writer of the first journal in the entry for February 27, 1820. There are frequent gaps in both journals in the entry for February 27, 1820. There are frequent gaps in both journals that appear to coincide with periods during which Perry was in port. At the beginning of the journal kept on board the Cyane are notes regarding the capture of that vessel from the British and plans, including sketches, for its refitting. In the back of this journal are notes on the Gulf Stream, winds, and currents, made during the return voyage from Sierra Leone to New York in 1820.
42. Journal Kept by Midshipman Lloyd B. Newell on Board the USS Ontario, Commanded by Comdr. Wolcott Chauncey.
May 1, 1822-Jan. 28, 1824. 1 vol. 1 in.
43. Journal Kept by Master Charles Wilkes, Jr., Commanding the Merchant Vessel O'Cain.
Mar. 26-Oct. 15, 1823. 1 vol. 1 in.
The volume also contains notes on several pendulum experiments and the proposed "Exploring Expedition" of 1838-42 that Wilkes was to command. Also in the volume are copies of letters sent by Wilkes to the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief Clerk of the Navy Department, Members of Congress, and private individuals during the period November 29, 1828-December 13, 1831.
44. Journal of Como. Daniel T. Patterson Commanding the USS North Carolina.
Mar. 26-Aug. 13, 1825. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Typed copy taken from original in possession of Miss Harriet Patterson Winslow, 1943.
45. Journal of Midshipman William Johnson Slidell on Board the USS North Carolina, Commanded by Capt. Charles W. Morgan.
Mar. 27, 1825-July 29, 1827. 1 vol. 1 in.
The volume also includes a list of officers of the North Carolina, 1825-27.
46. Journals and Extracts of Logs Kept by Midshipman (Later Rear Adm.) Stephen C. Rowan.
May 28, 1826-ca. 1870. 3 vols. 3 in.
Photostatic copies from originals in the possession of the Naval Historical Foundation. The originals were formerly part of the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library but were transferred from this record group to the foundation in 1950 in accordance with the intent of the donors, the heirs of Stephen C. Rowan.
The first volume, covering the period May 28, 1826-August 12, 1829, was kept by Midshipman Rowan on board the Vincennes, commanded by Commodore Isaac Chauncey. Some of the pages from this volume have been removed. The second volume contains a journal kept by Lieutenant Rowan on board the Delaware, February 1841-January 12, 1844, under the command of Capt. Charles S. McCauley. In both of these journals Rowan describes events that occurred prior to boarding a ship. The second volume also contains an extract of the log of the Delaware for November 1, 1841-March 3, 1844, and an abstract of the log of the Cyane for August 10-September 4, 1845.
In the third volume are journals kept by Lieutenant Rowan on board the Cyane, commanded by Capt. Jesse Wilkinson, June 20, 1845-October 11, 1848, and on the Relief, March 16, 1854-May 21, 1855, while commanding that vessel. The volume also contains Commander Rowan's journal for October 1859-April 1861; during a part of this period he commanded the Pawnee. The last journal in the volume was kept by Rear Admiral Rowan while commanding the Asiatic Squadron, August 1, 1867-ca. 1870. Because many of the entries in this journal are undated, the precise closing date cannot be determined.
Several extracts of logs are copied in the third volume for the following vessels.
Cyane--August 11, 1845-December 27, 1846; January 25, 1847-July 23, 1848; and August 7-October 9, 1848.
Malec-Adhel--January 26-June 13, 1847.
Dale--April 26-28, May 14-21, and June 2-October 15,1843.
Relief--March 24-July 29 and September 28-December 21, 1854, and January 22-March 18 and May 22-October 20, 1855.
The originals of all three journals have been reproduced in NARA Microfilm Publication M180, Papers of Stephen C. Rowan, 1826-90.
47. Journals Kept By Lt. (Later Comdr.) Thomas A. Dornin.
June 24, 1826-Apr. 1855. 4 vols. 5 in.
The four volumes of journals and extracts of logs were presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library in June 1925 by Miss Nannie Dornin Barney and her brothers and sisters, grandchildren of Thomas A. Dornin.
The first volume contains the journal kept by Lieutenant Dornin on the USS Brandywine, June 24, 1826-May 9, 1829, under the command of Como. Jacob Jones; on the USS Vincennes, May 9 1829-May 20, 1830, under the command of Capt. William B. Finch; and on the USS Falmouth, April 1, 1831-June 29, 1834, under the command of Capt. Francis H. Gregory. Also included in the volume are hand-drawn maps of ports visited, lists of officers and crew of the Vincennes and Falmouth, notes on gardening and personal finances, and recipes.
The second volume consists almost entirely of extracts from official logs of the following vessels for the periods specified.
Brandywine--October 1826-November 1828.
Vincennes--July 1829-June 1830.
Falmouth--July 1831-January 1834.
Portsmouth--December 1851-April 1855.
Shark--November 1841-April 1842.
Also in the second volume are extracts taken from logs of private American, English, and French vessels including the Meridian, October 1831; Enterprise, October-November 1831; (English) Sussex, October 1831; Don Quixote, February 1832; (English) Dawson, July-October 1831; (French) La Nouvelle Louise, November-December 1833; and Lausanne, June-October, 1841.
The third volume contains Dornin's journal while commanding the Dale, April 21, 1842-October 20, 1843. Also included are extracts from the log of the Dale, April 1842-October 1843. The journal entries recorded by Dornin while commanding the USS Portsmouth, November 21, 1851-February 21, 1852, are also in this volume along with lists of salutes fired by the USS Independence and USS Macedonian. The journal kept by Dornin while commanding the Portsmouth is continued in volume 4 for the period February 22, 1852-April 4, 1855. Several newspaper clippings are also included.
All four volumes have been reproduced in NARA Microfilm Publication M981, The Journals of Thomas A. Dornin, United States Navy, 1826-1855.
48. Journal of Midshipman Peter L. Gansevoort on Board the USS Sabina.
July 29-Oct. 10, 1827, and Feb. 4-24, 1828. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
49. Journal Kept by Lts. W. C. Nicholson, George Adams, James H. Ward, William Inman, J. D. Williamson, John Marshall, and James T. Gerry and Acting Master R. L. Page on Board the U.S. Sloop of War Concord, Commanded by Master Comdt. Matthew C. Perry.
May 23-Dec. 31, 1830. 1 vol. 1 in.
50. Journal Kept by Asst. Surgeon John C. Mercer on Board the USS Constellation, Commanded by Capt. George C. Read.
Apr. 1832-Nov. 1834. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
Journal presented to the Navy Department Library in 1922 by Mrs. S. Mercer.
On the inside front cover is a penciled sketch of the Temple of Theseus, Athens, Greece.
51. Logs and Journals Kept by Lt. (Later Flag Officer) William Mervine Commanding the U.S. Schooner Experiment, the U.S. Sloop of War Natchez, the USS Cyane, the USS Savannah, and the Gulf Blockading Squadron on Board the USS Mississippi, Colorado, and Rhode Island.
Apr. 22, 1832-Sept. 22, 1861. 4 vols. 4 in.
The log kept by Lieutenant Mervine on board the Experiment, April 22, 1832-May 21, 1833, also contains a diagram of the storage hold of the schooner with explanatory remarks, a table of dimensions of its hull and spars, lists of its officers and crew, and a list of stores, by department, delivered to the schooner.
The journal kept on the Natchez by Master Commandant Mervine is for the period July 23, 1836-November 25, 1837. The log kept by Captain Mervine on the Cyane covers the period July 26,1845-July 7, 1846. The entries in the same volume for July 7-September 21, 1846, were written after Mervine left the Cyane and took up command of U.S. Forces at Monterey. Also included in the volume are copies of letters exchanged between Mervine and Como. John L. Sloat, commanding the Pacific Squadron, as well as letters between Mervine and officers serving under him. In the inside front cover and at the beginning of the log are notes describing and a drawing illustrating the stowage area of the Cyane, notes on the Cyane's magazine and dimensions of its hull and spars, and a list of its officers and crew in August 1845. The log of the Savannah in the same volume is for September 22-November 16, 1846.
The journal kept by Flag Officer Mervine commanding the Gulf Blockading Squadron was kept while on board the Mississippi, May 22-July 12, 1861; the Colorado, July 15-September 21, 1861; and the Rhode Island, September 21 and 22, 1861.
52. Journal Kept by Acting Midshipman P. Stuyvesant Fish on Board the USS United States, Commanded by Capt. John B. Nicholson.
July 3, 1832-Sept. 7, 1833. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
This is a published journal that includes introductory and explanatory notes, reminiscences, and photographs of descendants of Fish. It was privately printed by Stuyvesant Fish in January 1939 under the title A Midshipman and An Old Lady.
53. Journal of Midshipman William P. Gamble on Board the USS Fairfield, Commanded by Master Comdt. Elie A. F. Vallette.
Jan. 1, 1834-Aug. 10, 1835. 1 vol. 1 in.
Pages containing the entries for March 27-June 9, 1834, and May 10-June 19, 1835, were apparently torn from the volume.
The volume also contains a list of officers of the Fairfield and one short poem. When Master Commandant Vallette was promoted to captain, February 23, 1840, he changed his last name to LaVallette.
54. Journals Kept on Board the USS Brandywine (Apr. 28, 1834-June 16, 1835, and July 30, 1836-Feb. 13, 1837), Commanded by Capt. David Deacon and the U.S. Schooner Boxer (June 18, 1835-Feb. 14, 1836), Commanded by Lt. Hugh N. Page.
1 vol. 1 in.
Presented to Navy Department Library on March 27, 1908, by Rear Adm. L. A. Frailey, Pay Director (Retired), U.S. Navy.
The officer who kept the journals is not identified but may have been Midshipman James W. Read, since his name appears in lists of officers copied in the volume for both vessels.
Watercolor drawings of foreign flags with a legend identifying the country represented by each flag are at the beginning of the volume.
55. Journals of Midshipman (Later Lt.) John Julius Guthrie.
July 18, 1834-June 23, 1858. 4 vols. 3 in.
Notes in the second, third, and fourth volumes indicate that they were loaned to the Office of Naval Records and Library in July 1926 by Lt. Comdr. J. A. Guthrie of Portsmouth, VA., son of John Julius Guthrie. The first volume was probably obtained from the same source.
Both the first and second volumes contain the journal kept by Guthrie on board the USS John Adams, commanded by Capt. David Conner, the first volume containing the journal for the period July 18, 1834-June 19, 1835, and the second volume, the remainder of the journal for the period January 1, 1836-May 6, 1837. The second volume also contains copies of Guthrie's letters to and from the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief Clerk of the Navy Department, and Treasury Department officials, 1833-41. A statement of his services; watch, quarter, and station bills for the John Adams; and other notes are copied in the second volume along with several watercolor drawings and pencil sketches. At the beginning of the first volume are watercolor drawings of signal flags.
The third volume contains the journal kept on board the USS Columbia, commanded by Capt. George C. Read, January 13-December 31, 1838. Also in the third volume is a list of deaths of enlisted men during the voyage, providing such information as the rate of the deceased and his age, date and place of death, cause of death, and place of burial. This volume also includes an abstract of ports visited, a daily pay table for duty and leaves of absence, and a few drawings and maps.
The fourth volume contains the journal kept by Guthrie while serving as acting master of the U.S. Sloop of war Warren, January 11-May 31, 1842, and while attached to the U.S. Receiving Ship Pennsylvania, May 14, 1851-July 30, 1852. The remaining entries in the volume for the period May 12, 1844-April 6, 1858, consist almost entirely of extracts from official logs including the USS Union, May-December 1844; U.S. Schooner On-Ka-Hy-e, July 1845-January 1846; U.S. Schooner Flirt, March-November 1846; USS Brandywine, September 1847-December 1850; USS Saranac, October 1852-April 1853; and USS Levant, November 1855-April 1858.
A few newspaper clippings, a printed obituary of Guthrie written by James Barron Hope (presumably placed in the volume by Guthrie's son), and a few pencil sketches and ink drawings are also included in the fourth volume.
56. Logs and journals Kept by Lt. (Later Capt.) William H. Macomb on Board the USS Potomac, Commanded by Capt. Joseph J. Nicholson, the USS Portsmouth, Commanded by Comdr. Andrew H. Foote, and While Commanding the USS Metacomet (Later Pulaski), USS Plymouth, and USS Genessee.
Sept. 19, 1834-Jan. 26, 1870. 7 vols. 6 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by William Stanton Macomb, November 1927.
The journal kept on board the Potomac covers the period September 19, 1834-March 19, 1837, and includes a list of officers. The journal kept on the Portsmouth is for the period April 5, 1856-June 23, 1858. The abstract log of the Metacomet (later Pulaski) was kept while Lieutenant Macomb was in command of the vessel, December 8, 1858-March 7, 1862. At the bottom of some of the log pages are pen and ink drawings of "Lord Hood's Nose," the entrance to the harbor of Rio de Janeiro, and views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and the islands of Comprida, Cogada, Palmas, and "St. Catharine's." Notice was received by the Metacomet on December 15, 1859, of the change in name to the Pulaski.
The log of the Genessee covers the period July 3-September 16, 1862, when Commander Macomb was in charge of that vessel. The log of the Plymouth was kept by Captain Macomb while commanding that ship, January 20, 1869-January 26, 1870. The log concludes with a brief summary of events for the period January 27-June 28, 1870, and a list of officers attached to the Plymouth dated January 20, 1869.
57. Journals Kept on Board the U.S. Schooner Experiment (Aug. 4, 1835-Nov. 12, 1838), Commanded by Lt. George S. Blake, and U.S. Schooner Nautilus (Apr. 28, 1839-Nov. 8, 1841), Commanded by Lts. George S. Blake and Oliver Tod.
1 vol. 1 in.
Lt. Oliver Tod took command of the Nautilus on August 14, 1840. The officer who kept the journals is not identified. There are gaps in both journals.
58. Journal of Midshipman Abram D. Harrel on Board the U.S. Flagship North Carolina, Commanded by Lt. Thomas O. Selfridge.
Jan. 13, 1837-June 25, 1839. 1 vol. 2 in.
The North Carolina was the flagship of the Pacific Squadron, commanded by Como. Henry E. Ballard.
59. Journals Kept on Board the USS Fairfield, Commanded by Comdr. Isaac Mayo, and the U.S. Brig Dolphin, Commanded by Lt. Alexander S. Mackenzie.
Apr. 4, 1837-Oct. 31, 1838. 1 vol. 2 in.
Apparently kept by Midshipman C.R.P. Rodgers.
The journal kept on board the Fairfield covers the period April 4, 1837-June 2, 1838, and the journal kept on board the Dolphin covers the period June 21-October 31, 1838. Also included in this volume is an abstract of a journal of a cruise in the South Atlantic, April 26-October 21, year not given.
60. Journals of Midshipman (Later Lt.) Henry Wise.
July 1837-Nov. 9, 1860. 12 vols. 2 ft.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library in June 1925 by Henry Wise's daughter, Mrs. Archibald Hopkins.
The first journal, covering the period July 1837-August 28, 1837, contains notes on seamanship, watch and quarter bills, lists of crews, and computations of ships accounts and mess bills.
The second, third, and fourth volumes contain the journals covering service on board the Cyane, July 1838-October 23, 1839. Pages and parts of pages have been removed from the second volume. The fourth volume contains, additionally, a list of addresses of European hotels, a copy of a passport issued to Wise at Marseilles, a copy of a letter from Wise to his cousin, and computations of time and altitude.
The fifth volume contains the journal kept by Wise during the period September 13, 1843-February 16, 1844, while assigned to the Coast Survey on board the Gallatin and while visiting in Philadelphia. Also in this volume are notes copied by Wise while at New Orleans in June 1842 in which he describes his passage down the Mississippi River.
The sixth volume contains Wise's journal while on board the Plymouth and while visiting European cities, August 8, 1844-August 21, 1845. The seventh volume contains his journal while on board the Independence during the Mexican War period, September 19, 1846-March 2, 1849. Wise's book, Los Gringos, published in 1849, was based in large part on the narrations in this journal. A number of proclamations and other documents issued by the Spanish Government are included in this volume, as well as newspaper clippings and notes.
Volumes 8 and 9 contain the sixth journal, kept on board the Cumberland and during Wise's visits in various European ports. This journal, covering the period April 23, 1852-December 5, 1853, formed the basis for Wise's 1857 work Scampavius from Gibel Tarek to Stambor written under the pen name Harry Gringo. Preceding the first part of the journal is correspondence between Wise, Stringham, and the Secretary of the Navy.
Contained in volumes 10 and 11 is the seventh journal, for the period May 22, 1858-July 16, 1859, was kept by Wise while traveling to Europe on board the Vanderbilt and during his visits on the continent. The last journal, in volume 12, was kept on board the Niagara, July 11-November 9, 1860.
On the inside covers and flyleaves and interspersed throughout the journals are sketches, drawings, maps, newspaper clippings, poems, cryptograms, and other jottings.
Pages have been removed from some of the earlier volumes.
61. Journals of Midshipman (later Comdr.) John Colt Beaumont.
June 1, 1838-Mar. 31, 1865. 4 vols. 4 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Col. John C. Beaumont, U.S. Marine Corps, October 31, 1927.
The first volume contains the journal kept by Midshipman Beaumont on board the Erie, under the command of Comdr. Abraham S. Ten Eick, June 1-July 25, 1838, and the journal kept on board the Constellation, flagship of Como. Alexander J. Dallas, commanding the West India Squadron, August 1-13, 1838. It also contains the journal kept by Midshipman Beaumont on board the Ontario while under the command of Comdr. Ebenezer Farrand, August 14-November 18, 1838, and June 7-July 13, 1839; Comdr. W. E. McKenney, November 19, 1838-June 6, 1839; and Comdr. J. D. Williamson, July 14, 1839-April 21, 1840. A few penciled sketches are also in this volume.
The second volume contains the journals kept on board the Erie, commanded by Comdr. W.V. Taylor, April 26-August 8, 1840, and the USS Constellation, commanded by Comdr. George W. Storer, October 27, 1840-May 31, 1842. On February 3, 1841, the Constellation became the flagship of Capt. Lawrence Kearney, commanding the East India Squadron. The third volume contains the continuation of the journal kept by Passed Midshipman Beaumont on board the Constellation, June 1, 1842-April 30, 1844, and a list of places visited by the Constellation, December 9, 1840-March 20, 1844.
The fourth volume contains the journal maintained by Lieutenant Beaumont commanding the U.S. Gunboat Aroostook attached to the Potomac Flotilla, February 20-July 8, 1862, and the journals maintained by Commander Beaumont, commanding the U.S. Sloop Dacotah, March 5-April 10, 1863, and the U.S. Paddle-Wheel Mackinaw attached to the North Atlantic Squadron, April 23, 1864-March 31, 1865.
All of the journals contain complete lists of officers.
62. Journal Kept by Midshipman George W. Harrison on Board the U.S. Sloop of War Marion, Commanded by Comdrs. William J. Belt and Louis M. Goldsborough.
December 20, 1839-June 20, 1842. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
Presented to the Navy Department Library in 1908 by John J. Repetti, M.D. There is an entry for November 9, 1839.
Commander Belt commanded the Marion until March 12, 1842; Commander Goldsborough assumed command on March 13, 1842.
63. Journal Kept on Board the USS Potomac, Commanded by Comdr. Lawrence Kearny.
May 12-July 3, 1840. 1 vol. 1 in.
The Potomac was flagship of Capt. Charles G. Ridgely, commanding the East India Squadron.
Most of the volume consists of notes on signals and evolutions that appear to have been compiled by Capt. Charles Morris and copied into the volume in 1843. Included are instructions for night, fog, and communication signals; instructions for making flags; pen and ink sketches of flags hoisted in various positions; notes on fleets and the formation of squadrons and divisions; and notes on the "order of sailing" and positions for battle.
64. Extracts From the Journal of Gunner William H. Meyers on Board the USS Cyane.
July 22, 1841-June 6, 1844. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in possession of Hon. Nelson B. Gaskill.
There are several gaps in the journal. The volume also contains 14 watercolor drawings and the order of march for the funeral procession for Como. Alexander J. Dallas.
65. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Brig Jefferson, Commanded by Lts. William L. Herndon and John Rodgers.
Aug. 30, 1841-Aug. 19, 1842. 1 vol. 2 in.
Journal appears to have been kept by Yeoman Charles Eastman. Lieutenant Herndon commanded the Jefferson from August 30 to October 11, 1841, and Lieutenant Rodgers commanded for the remainder of the period covered by the journal.
66. Diary of the Secretary to Como. Matthew C. Perry, Commanding Officer of the African Squadron.
June 5, 1843-Apr. 29, 1845. 1 vol. 1 in.
67. Journals Kept by Midshipman William Sharp on Board the USS United States, Commanded by Capt. James Armstrong and Comdr. Cornelius K. Stribling; the U.S. Sloop of War St. Mary's, Commanded by Comdr. John L. Saunders; and the U.S. Sloop of War Jamestown, Commanded by Comdr. Robert B. Cunningham.
Nov. 3, 1843-May 27, 1845. 1 vol. 1 in.
Loaned to the Office of Naval Records and Library in July 1927 by the grandnephew of William Sharp, Navy Capt. Hugo W. Osterhaus.
The United States was under the command of Captain Armstrong from November 3, 1843, to June 6, 1844, and was flagship of Como. Thomas Ap Catesby Jones from November 3, 1843, to October 15, 1844. Commander Stribling assumed command of the ship on June 6 and remained in command until October 14, 1844.
The journal for the St. Mary's covers the period December 13, 1844-January 18, 1845, and that for the Jamestown covers the period January 18-May 27, 1845. The latter journal appears to have been continued in another volume. The Jamestown was flagship of Como. Charles W. Skinner, commanding officer of the African Squadron.
All three journals contain complete lists of officers.
68. Journal of Midshipman M. Patterson Jones on Board the USS Constitution, Commanded by Capt. John Percival.
May 20, 1844-July 5, 1846. 1 vol. 2 in.
The volume also contains a list of officers of the Constitution, May 20, 1844; three newspaper clippings titled "To Preserve Historic Ship--the Constitution will be Retained at Boston Navy Yard," "Hobson is Coming," and "Hobson is After Bankhead's Scalp--Hero of the Merrimac is Endeavoring to Succeed in Congress the Man who Opposed his Retirement from the Navy"; part of a private letter to a brother relating to the establishment of a small business; and a memorandum explaining that Midshipman M. Patterson Jones received permission from Capt. John Percival to have portions of the journal written for him due to the condition of his health.
This journal has been reproduced as part of NARA Microfilm Publication M1030, Logbooks and Journals of the USS Constitution, 1798-1934.
69. Journals Kept by Midshipman J.C.P. De Kraft on Board the U.S.S. Raritan (Oct. 1, 1844-Dec. 2, 1846) and Cumberland (Dec. 3-31, 1846), Commanded by Capt. Francis H. Gregory, and the USS Ohio (June 15-Nov. 23, 1847), Commanded by Capt. S. H. Stringham.
1 vol. 2 in.
The Raritan was flagship of Como. Daniel Turner, commanding the Brazil Squadron, October 1, 1844-November 16, 1845.
70. Journal Kept on Board the USS Portsmouth, Commanded by Comdr. J. B. Montgomery.
May 12, 1845-Oct. 5, 1846. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Journal appears to have been kept by Midshipman Stanwix Gansevoort.
71. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Brig Perry and the U.S. Sloop of War Germantown, Commanded by Lt. George S. Blake.
May 16, 1846-Jan. 19, 1847. 1 vol. 1 in.
Apparently kept by Lt. George S. Blake, who was transferred from the Perry to the Germantown, December 8, 1846.
The volume also contains a diagram of the storage hold of the Perry and nautical charts of the following areas: Dry Tortugas, Cayos de Bahia Honda, Havana to Key West, Cape Henry to Cape May, and one unidentified area.
72. Journal Kept on Board the USS Saratoga, Commanded by Capt. William Shubrick.
Sept. 16, 1846-May 2, 1847. 1 vol. 2 in.
Journal appears to have been kept by a midshipman on board the ship, possibly Midshipman K. Wainwright Scott. It includes a list of foreign vessels sighted during the cruise and a synopsis recording dates of arrival and departure for each port visited, distances between ports, and latitudes and longitudes.
Also in the volume are notes, presumably entered in 1891-92, concerning supplies ordered and furnished. The writer may have been serving as storekeeper at a naval shore establishment.
There are no entries for the period January 4-April 7, 1847.
73. Journals of Lt. Tunis Augustus M. Craven on Board the U.S. Sloop of War Dale, Commanded by Comdr. William W. McKean, and the U.S. Sloop Warren, Commanded by Comdr. Andrew K. Long.
June 14, 1846-Aug. 19, 1849. 2 vols. 1 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Mrs. Ellin Craven Learned, daughter of Capt. Tunis Augustus McDonough Craven, January 14, 1936.
The first volume covers the period June 14, 1846-April 9, 1848, and December 24, 1848, and the second volume covers April 3, 1848-August 19, 1849. During 1848-49 Craven was on board both the Dale and the Warren, as well as on shore in California. The first volume also contains a list of officers of the Dale, June 16, 1846; several love poems written by Craven to his wife, Marie Louise; and a list of letters written to "Loulie," July 24, 1846-February 20, 1849. Pasted to the covers are several newspapers clippings, some containing poems, and pencil and ink sketches appear on the back pages and cover of the volume. The second volume also contains a self-portrait of Lt. Tunis Augustus M. Craven. In the back of the second volume are comments made by Mrs. Mary Craven Thomas, eldest daughter of Lieutenant Craven, to Secretary of the Navy William Whitney concerning the Navy's role in the Mexican War.
74. Journal and Extract of a Journal Kept by Midshipman Phillip C. Johnson, Jr., on Board the USS Ohio, Commanded by Capts. Silas H. Stringham, William V. Taylor, and C.K. Stribling.
Dec. 14, 1846-Nov. 14, 1848. 2 vols. 2 in.
Presented to Office of Naval Records and Library in April 1928 by Capt. A. W. Johnson; the second volume is a photostatic copy of an original in Johnson's possession.
Strigham commanded the Ohio from December 14, 1846, until November 25, 1847, on which date Taylor assumed command. The vessel remained under Taylor's command until August 21, 1848; he was succeeded by Stribling, who was in command on the date of the last entry in the journal, November 14, 1848. The Ohio became the flagship of Como. Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, commanding the Pacific Squadron, on January 21, 1848.
Pencil-drawn charts of the harbor of Vera Cruz, the coast of Peru, and the port and bay of Monterey; a pencil sketch of the castle of San Juan de Ulloa; and watercolor paintings of signal flags are also contained in the journal that covers the entire period December 14, 1846-November 14, 1848, in the first volume. The second volume contains extracts of another journal covering the periods March 29-30, 1847, and September 9 and 10, 1848. It also contains an address of Commodore Jones to all personnel in the Pacific Squadron, August 21, 1848, and a drawing of the Castle of San Juan de Ulloa.
75. Log of the U.S. Transport Schooner Colonel Cross, Commanded by Comdr. William C. Rogers.
Sept. 23, 1847-May 5, 1848. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Lt. Col. Edwin N. McCullum, U.S. Marine Corps, Schuylkill Arsenal, January 1935.
The volume also contains a list of articles received on board the Colonel Cross, August 30-September 7, 1847, and April 17, 1848, and a table apparently showing calculations for declination of the sun, January-April 1848.
76. Journal Kept by Passed Midshipman Nicholas H. Van Zandt on Board the USS Columbus, Commanded by Capt. Thomas W. Wyman.
Oct. 14, 1847-Mar. 15, 1848. 1 vol. 1 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by R. E. Macomber, Washington, DC, September 1931.
Included in the same volume are an abstract of the log of the U.S. Storeship Relief, October 28-December 12, 1849, and an abstract of the log of the Columbus, June 4, 1845-August 10, 1846. During the period March 13, 1846-March 15, 1848, the Columbus was the flagship of Como. James Biddle, commanding the East India Squadron.
77. Journal and Steam Log Kept on Board the USS Alleghany, June 12, 1849-July 25, 1865.
1 vol. 1/4 in.
This journal may have been kept by Lt. William Reynolds. The journal, which covers the period August 20, 1849-July 28, 1865, was primarily kept on board the Alleghany. The brief entries made after the completion of the cruise of the Alleghany in October 1849 form an account of the writer's activities from January 1850 to July 1865, during which time he was assigned to the Bureau of Construction and Repair, was granted several periods of extended leave, and sailed on several other commercial and naval vessels. The steam log of the Alleghany covers the periods June 12-July 30, 1849, and August 22-October 1, 1849, and contains several gaps.
78. Log Kept by Ebenezer Andrews, Jr., Joseph Pease, Edward Lyons, Sailmaker David Bruce, and Lt. Guert Gansevoort on the U.S. Prize Excellent, Commanded by Lt. Guert Gansevoort.
Apr. 25-June 25, 1850. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
79. Journal of Acting Master Robert R. Carter on board the Brig Rescue, Commanded by Acting Master Samuel P. Griffin.
May 13, 1850-Oct. 5, 1851. 1 vol. 1 in.
Photostatic copy taken from original in possession of Rear Adm. James H. Oliver, retired, September 1927.
Between October 30, 1850, and April 21, 1851, the officers and crew of the Brig Rescue were quartered on board the Advance. The volume includes a nautical chart of the harbor at Whale Fish Islands, a profile drawing and groundplot of "an Esquimaux hut for three families," and explanatory notes for weather symbols used in the volume.
80. Journal Kept by Surgeon's Steward Nathan S. Marshall on Board the USS Vandalia, Commanded by Comdr. John Pope.
Feb. 14-Aug. 25, 1853. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Volume includes copies of several general orders, a circular, and a memorandum issued by Como. Matthew C. Perry, commanding the East India Squadron, and by Captain of the Fleet H. A. Adams on the USS Mississippi and Susquehanna.
81. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Flagship Vincennes by Frederic Donald Stuart, Secretary to Comdr. Cadwalader Ringold, Commanding the U.S. Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean.
May 31, 1853-Mar. 13, 1854. 1 vol. 1 in.
Included at the beginning of the volume are introductory remarks concerning the purpose of the expedition, copies of letters exchanged between Stuart and Ringgold from October 1852 to May 1853, and a list of officers and vessels of the expedition. This journal has been filmed on roll 7 of M88, Records Relating to the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean, 1852-1863. Other journals of the expedition are described in subentry 7 of entry 40 (see Appendix A).
82. Journals Kept by Lt. John Rodgers on Board the USS John Hancock and the U.S. Flagship Vincennes During the U.S. Surveying Expedition to The North Pacific Ocean.
June 11, 1853-Sept. 6, 1855. 2 vols. 2 in.
The first volume of the journal was kept by Rodgers while commanding the John Hancock (June-September 1853). The second volume was kept on the Vincennes after he relieved Comdr. Cadwalader Ringgold from command of the expedition (January-September 1855). There are gaps in both journals.
The first volume is reproduced on roll 12 of M88, Records Relating to the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean, 1852-1863.
83. Journal Kept by Acting Lt. and Executive Officer J. H. Carter on Board the U.S. Survey and Supply Ship John P. Kennedy During the U.S. Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean.
June 11, 1853-Feb. 14, 1856. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
In the back of the journal are a list of names and addresses, notes, and poems. This journal is reproduced on roll 23 of M88 Records Relating to the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean, 1852-1863. Other journals of the expedition are described in subseries 7 of entry 40.
84. Journal Kept by Como. Matthew C. Perry on Board the U.S. Flagships Powhatan, Mississippi, and Susquehanna During the Japan Expedition.
June 1852-June 1854. 3 vols. 6 in.
Presented to the Navy Department in 1946 by Comdr. John F. Meigs, retired, a descendant of Commodore Perry.
These are volumes 2 and 3 of the Perry journal; volume 1 was owned by Mrs. August Belmont of New York City. Volume 2 contains watercolor drawings, a few ink or pencil drawings, and two charts. Several letters written by Perry to officers of the expedition and to the Secretary of the Navy are copied in both volumes.
These volumes of the journal, along with the first volume, served as a basis for the official Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan prepared in 1856 by Perry with the help of Rev. Francis L. Hawks. An edited version of the journal is in The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854--Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Roger Pineau, ed. (Washington, DC, 1968). Most of the drawings in volume 2 are reproduced in the published version.
85. Journal of Rev. Fitch W. Taylor, Chaplain on Board the USS Independence, Commanded by Comdr. Josiah H. Tattnall.
ca. Apr. 1856. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Journal donated to the Office of Naval Records and Library by H. M. Ballou.
The Independence was the flagship of the Pacific Squadron commanded by Como. William Mervine. Many of the pages have been removed from the volume.
86. Medical Journal of Asst. Surg. R. P. Daniel on Board the U.S. Steam Sloop of War San Jacinto, Commanded by Comdr. Henry H. Bell.
Oct. 25, 1855-Aug. 24, 1858. 1 vol. 1 in.
Typewritten copy taken from original in possession of Dr. R. P. Daniel, nephew, of Jacksonville, FL, 1938. Copy prepared by Historical Records Survey, Works Progress Administration. There is a memorandum at the beginning of the volume stating that "the transcriber corrected the orthography of the original diary at the request of the owner."
Asst. Surg. R. P. Daniel remained at Hong Kong, June 15-November 15, 1857, while the San Jacinto cruised to Shanghai and returned. For part of the period covered by this journal, the San Jacinto was the flagship of the East India Squadron under the command of Comos. James Armstrong and Josiah F. Tattnall.
87. Journal Kept on Board the U.S. Flagship San Jacinto, Commanded by Comdr. Henry Bell.
Oct. 3, 1855-Aug. 26, 1858. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
This journal appears to have been kept by an officer of the Marine Corps or a member of the Marine guard on board the San Jacinto. The vessel was the flagship of the East India and China Seas Squadron commanded during this period by Comos. James Armstrong and Josiah F. Tattnall.
88. Journal Kept by Midshipman Weld N. Allen on Board the USS Cyane and the U.S. Brig Perry, Commanded by Lt. Richard L. Tilghman.
Oct. 25, 1856-May 4, 1858. 1 vol. 1 in.
The journal for the Cyane ends January 12, 1858. Midshipman Weld N. Allen was transferred to the Perry on January 21, 1858.
89. Journal of Maj. Henry Queen, U.S. Marine Corps.
1857. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Miss A. Regina Foster.
The volume also contains expense accounts, brief comments concerning William Walker, a memorandum relating to the dates of death of Maj. Henry Queen's daughter and mother, and a table changing francs into dollars. Most of the diary was written in pencil, and the remarks made in ink were apparently added by Maj. Henry Queen's wife following his death. This journal was kept in a date book.
90. Steam Log Kept by Assistant Engineers on the USS Wabash, Commanded by Capt. Samuel Barron.
May 25-Sept. 30, 1858. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Log kept by First Assistant Engineers N. P. Patterson and Montgomery Fletcher, Second Assistant Engineers James B. Kimball and Ed Wilson Manning, and Third Assistant Engineers George B. N. Tower, Morgan H. English, and J. W. Thomson.
The volume also contains 13 "indicator diagrams."
91. Journal Of Midshipman Francis B. Blake on Board the USS Minnesota (Mar. 21-June 2, 1859), Commanded by Capt. Samuel F. Du Pont; the U.S. Sloop Mohican (Jan. 19-Mar. 8, 1860), Commanded by Comdr. Sylvanus W. Gordon; and the U.S. Sloop of War Marion (Aug. 13-Oct. 1, 1860), Commanded by Comdr. F. M. Bunce.
2 vols. 1 in.
The second volume also contains other records pertaining to the Minnesota including lists of equipment and stores in the Master's Department and a list of expenditures.
92. Journals and Remark Books of Midshipman (Later Capt.) George C. Remey on Board the USS Hartford (June 14, 1859-Nov. 30, 1861), Commanded by Capt. Charles Lowndes; the USS Mayflower, Commanded by Capt. Robert W. Shufeldt (Nov. 11, 1870-Apr. 4, 1871); and the USS Charleston, Under Remey's Command (Dec. 26, 1889-Mar. 10, 1892).
4 vols. 3 in.
Volumes were donated to the Office of Naval Records and Library in 1932 by a relative of George C. Remey.
Midshipman Remey was on board the Hartford while it was the flagship of the East India Squadron, commanded by Flag Officer Cornelius K. Stribling. In addition to the journal, the first volume also contains a list of officers on board the Hartford, June 14, 1859, and a memorandum relating to the decommissioning of the Hartford in December 1861.
The remark books were kept by Lieutenant Commander Remey while engaged in the naval survey of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The last volume contains, in addition to the journal kept on board the Charleston, a record of courts-martial, February 1890-February 1892. All volumes contain photographs of Rear Adm. George C. Remey and his wife, Mary Josephine Mason Remey.
93. Journal of First Assistant Engineer Richard C. Potts on board the USS Powhatan, Commanded by Capt. George F. Pearson.
June 16, 1859-Aug. 13, 1860. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The volume also contains an index to places visited, including locations and dates; miscellaneous memorandums, accounts, and lists, including a list of articles purchased in Japan for presents, June 1858-February 1860; and an article of agreement between First Assistant Engineer Richard C. Potts and two individuals to pay for tutoring in engineering, mathematics, and drawing, October 23 and November 1, 1861.
94. Journal of Second Assistant Engineer Edward B. Latch on Board the USS Sumpter, Commanded by Lt. James F. Armstrong, and the USS Hartford, Commanded by Capt. James S. Palmer.
Aug. 26, 1859-Aug. 10, 1863. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Edward B. Latch was Third Assistant Engineer on board the Sumpter, August 26, 1859-January 5, 1860, and Second Assistant Engineer on board the Hartford, January 19-August 20, November 7-10, and December 14-16, 1862, and March 9-May 29 and July 6-August 10, 1863. The Hartford was the flagship of the Western Gulf Squadron, commanded by Como. David G. Farragut.
The volume also contains a number of lists including a list of dates of the USS Sumpter's arrival in and departure from various ports, December 2, 1858-May 22, 1859, and September 5, 1859-March 7, 1860; a list of vessels in the Western Gulf Squadron; and a list of vessels in "Porter's Fleet."
95. Journal of Acting Master's Mate (Later Lt. Comdr.) William B. Cushing.
May 1861-Feb. 1865. 3 vols. 2 in.
Manuscript deposited in Navy Department Library in 1909 by Paymaster Charles H. Conrad. The two typewritten copies were prepared by the Navy Department Library.
Both typewritten copies are edited. The second copy appears to be the version printed in the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute and contains several maps and prints including two printed maps depicting the coast and sounds of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia and a print of Cushing's torpedo launch, boom, and torpedo. Neither of the typewritten copies include the entire last page of the manuscript journal; there is a large tear at the bottom of the last page of the manuscript.
Cushing served on several vessels during the Civil War including the USS Minnesota, Commodore Perry, and Ellis. The journal is reproduced as NARA Microfilm Publication M1034, The Journal of Lt. Comdr. William B. Cushing, 1861-1865.
96. Journal Kept on Board the USS Santee, Commanded by Capt. Henry Eagle.
May 30, 1861-Aug. 26, 1862. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Journal was apparently kept by Capt. Henry Eagle. The volume also contains a list of officers, June 20, 1861; a memorandum relating to types of books needed to keep accounts written by Captain's Clerk Henry Sherwin, October 1, 1861; a general order issued on board the Santee delineating the functions of each officer on board the vessel; and a recapitulation of the service of Capt. Henry Eagle, 1818-63.
97. Journal of Comdr. Stephen D. Trenchard, Commanding the USS Rhode Island.
July 31, 1861-Aug. 17, 1865. 3 vols. 3 in.
The first volume covers the periods July 31, 1861-March 18, 1862, and April 5-May 23, and June 11-September 10, 1862. The second volume covers the periods November 19, 1861-January 18, 1862, February 5-March 18 and April 5-May 20, 1862, and August 2, 1862-March 28, 1864.
A part of the second volume appears in edited form in the first volume; the second volume contains many details omitted in the first. The period September 2-November 16 is recorded as 1862 in the first volume when 1861 was apparently intended. The third volume covers the period October 7, 1864-August 17, 1865.
The first volume contains, in addition to the journal, a book review of Reminiscences of the Old Navy From the Journals and Private Papers of Captain Edward Trenchard and Rear-Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard by Edgar Stanton Maclay, (New York, 1878). This journal no doubt served as a basis for the publication. Also found in the first volume is a newspaper clipping titled "Important from Missouri--Advance of the Union Forces--Gen. Price Surrender, &c," February 8, 1862. The second volume also contains a partial undated memorandum relating to naval actions and a newspaper clipping titled "Charlestown--The Rhode Island on a Trial Trip." The third volume contains an essay on the French garrison "La Fanier" and newspaper clippings concerning the Rhode Island, Lee's surrender of April 10, 1865, and the "New Jersey brigade."
98. Log of the U.S. Gunboat Lexington Commanded by Comdr. R. N. Stembel and Lt. James W. Shirk.
Aug. 16, 1861-June 21, 1862. 1 vol. 1 in.
Comdr. R. N. Stembel was commanding officer, August 16, 1861-January 2, 1862; Lt. James W. Shirk, commanded from January 2 to June 21, 1862.
The log was kept by Silvester Pool, F. M. Wise, First Master Jacob S. Hurd, Second Master Martin Dunn, Third Master James Fitzpatrick, Master's Mate James McB. Stembil, and Gunner's Mate Samuel Vroom. There are no entries for September 7-12, 1861.
99. Journal of Comdr. Enoch G. Parrott, Commanding the USS Augusta.
Oct. 16, 1861-Sept. 4, 1862. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Volume also contains a list of rations due daily to Comdr. Enoch G. Parrott.
100. Journals of Comdr. (Later Capt.) George F. Emmons, Commanding the USS Hatteras, R. R. Cuyler, Monongahela, Brooklyn, Lackawanna, and Pensacola.
Nov. 1, 1861-Mar. 31, 1866. 4 vols. 5 in.
The first volume, covering the period November 1, 1861-June 30, 1862, contains Emmons's journal on board the Hatteras. The volume also contains correspondence, memorandums, various lists, and newspaper clippings (mostly for the year 1862) concerning activities of the Gulf Blockading Squadron, events occurring in and around New Orleans, confiscation of property, naval engagements, and affairs in Mexico.
The second volume contains Emmons's journal kept on board the R. R. Cuyler (November 20, 1862-July 12, 1863), Monongahela (July 13-August 9, 1863), and Brooklyn (August 10-28, 1863). It also includes entries made while ashore, lists of officers, copies of general orders issued by the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, newspaper clippings, and several copies of letters.
The third volume contains the journal kept by Emmons while commanding the Lackawanna and a division of blockading vessels in the Gulf of Mexico (October 23, 1864-July 20, 1865) and while commanding the Pensacola (February 28-March 31, 1866). The entries for the period September 18, 1865-January 12, 1866, were made while Emmons was assigned to shore duty. The third volume also includes a list of refugees and others given passports to depart from or enter Galveston, TX, 1864-65; newspaper clippings; and, in the back of the volume, a genealogical record of the Thornton family as recollected by Elizabeth Presley Thornton, widow of Dr. Avery Owen Gwen of Kentucky.
101. Journals Kept by Carpenter's Mate William M. C. Philbrick On Board the USS Portsmouth, Commanded by Comdrs. Samuel Swartwout and L. C. Sartori.
Nov. 20, 1861-Apr. 4, 1865. 3 vols. 3 in.
The Portsmouth was attached to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. The first and second volumes cover the periods November 20, 1861-November 29, 1861, and June 29, 1863-April 4, 1865, respectively. They are both written in pencil, and volume 2 contains many careful pencil drawings of naval vessels and battle scenes, including a view of the Battle of Mobile Bay. Volume 2 also contains personal notes.
The third volume is written in ink and was apparently intended to be a smooth copy of the other two volumes. It was never completed, covering only the period November 20, 1861-August 8, 1864.
102. Journals of Capt. (Later Como.) Henry H. Bell, Attached to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Dec. 20, 1861-July 31, 1863. 6 vols. 3 in.
During this period Como. Henry H. Bell commanded successively the USS Hartford, Kennebec, Sciota, and Brooklyn. The first volume covers the period January 29-June 1, 1862; the second volume, December 20, 2861-April 24, 1862; the third volume, April 28-July 2, 1862; the fourth volume, July 2-August 9 and October 6-24, 1862; the fifth volume, October 27, 1862-February 28, 1863; and the sixth volume, March 1-July 31, 1863. The journals were written in pencil.
The volumes also contain memorandums; a draft for "Articles of Capitulation"; a newspaper clipping titled "Stick Together"; lists of vessels, including vessels running the blockade; and other lists of crews, armaments, and amounts of coal needed by vessels of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
103. Diary of Third (Later Second) Assistant Engineer Isaac de Graff on Board the USS Hartford, Commanded by Capts. Henry H. Bell and Richard Wainwright and the USS Tennessee, Commanded by Lt. Comdr. Edward P. Lull.
Dec. 31, 1861-Aug. 13, 1865. 2 vols. 1 in.
Diary was formerly in the possession of T. Isaac and Eleanor M. De Graff of Detroit, MI.
The Hartford was attached to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and was the flagship of the squadron until May 8, 1863. From August 13, 1863, until January 5, 1864, the Hartford was undergoing repairs at the New York Navy Yard, and no entries were made in the diary.
The first volume covers the period December 31, 1861-March 31, 1863, and includes de Graff's description of his journey from Michigan to Washington to board the Hartford. The second volume contains the entries describing his period of service on the Tennessee, which was attached to the Mississippi Squadron, February 4-August 13, 1865.
104. Journal Kept by Acting Asst. Paymaster Samuel F. Train on board the USS Ino, Commanded by Acting Vol. Lt. Josiah P. Cressy.
Feb. 5-June 3, 1862. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
This volume contains a narrative account written during the period February 5-April 22, 1862, log entries for the period May 1-June 3, 1862, a list of officers of the Ino, and a list of the armament and ammunition of the Ino.
105. Log of the USS Monitor.
Feb. 25-Sept. 11, 1862. 1 vol. 1 in.
Log kept by J. Webber, Lt. Samuel Dana Greene, Acting Vol. Lt. William Flye, Acting Masters E. V. Gager and Louis N. Stodder, and Mate George Frederickson.
The USS Monitor was commanded by Lt. John L. Worden, February 25-March 9, 1862; Lt. Samuel Dana Greene, March 9 and 10, 1862; Lt. Thomas D. Selfridge, March 10-13, 1862; Lt. W. N. Jeffers, March 13-August 18, 1862; and Comdr. Thomas H. Stevens, August 18-September 11, 1862. The log is reproduced on NARA Microfilm Publication T829, Miscellaneous Records of the Office of Naval Records and Library.
106. Journal Kept by Comdr. (Later Capt.) George M. Ranson, Commanding the USS Muscoota (May 19-Nov. 7, 1865) and Terror (Dec. 9, 1869-Dec. 12, 1870).
1 vol. 1/2 in.
Also included are letters sent by Ransom while at the Boston Navy Yard and on board the Terror lying at dock there, December 3-28, 1869.
107. Log of the USS Galena, Commanded by Capt. Alfred Taylor (Apr. 21-24, 1862) and Capt. John Rodgers (Apr. 25-Nov. 13, 1862).
2 vols. 1 in.
108. Extracts From the Journal of Rear Adm. David Glasgow Farragut, Commanding the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, on Board the U.S. Flagship Hartford.
Apr. 24, 1862-Dec. 13, 1864. 2 vols. 2 in.
Photostatic copies taken from original in possession of Mr. George T. Keating, New York, NY.
The first volume covers the period July 31-December 13, 1864; the second volume, April 24, 1862, June or July 1862, March 14, 1863, and January 5-August 23, 1864.
Typed copies of these two volumes are in the Subject File, 1775-1910, (see entry 502) under the file designation "HA."
109. Log Of The U.S. Ram Lancaster No. 3 ("Ellet-Ram").
June 19-July 16, 1862. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Log donated to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Sylvester Doss, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 5, 189__. Memorandum in volume states: \"The rest of her log is burned from July the 2nd to July 11th and from July 17th to August 6th."
The volume also contains a newspaper clipping concerning an engagement on the Yazoo River in which the U.S. Ram Lancaster No. 3 took part.
110. Log of Comdr. George W. Rodgers, Commanding the USS Tioga (June 30-Nov. 22, 1862) and the U.S. Ironclad Catskill (Feb. 24-Mar. 1, 1863).
1 vol. 1/4 in.
111. Log Kept by Acting Ens. Edward Jannin on Board the U.S. Schooner Rachael Seaman, Commanded by Acting Master Quincy A. Hooper.
Dec. 1, 1862-Aug. 29, 1863. 1 vol. 1 in.
Jannin was executive officer of the Rachael Seaman. The first part of the volume contains copies of affidavits sworn to before a public official by persons selling vessels in Florida during the period 1850-59.
112. Log of the USS Weehawken, Commanded by Capt. John Rodgers.
Jan. 15-July 3, 1863. 2 vols. 1/2 in.
113. Log of Arrivals, Departures, and Other Ships' Movements At Headquarters, East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Key West, FL.
July 19, 1863-July 23, 1864. 1 vol. 1 in.
114. Log Kept by Armorer Charles H. Guider on Board the USS Commodore Reed (Aug. 25, 1863-July 12, 1864), Vanderbilt (June 11, 1865-Dec. 31, 1866), Independence (May 25-July 20, 1867), Pensacola (July 20, 1867-Mar. 9, 1868) and Constitution (Mar. 10-Apr. 6, 1868).
2 vols. 1 in.
Log presented by Mr. Charles F. Crockett, New Haven, CT, the grandson of Charles H. Guider.
Log also contains entries for April 7-14, 1865, prior to Guider's assignment to the Vanderbilt. A newspaper clipping covering the Spanish attack on Callao Peru, May 2, 1866, is in the second volume near Guider's log entries covering that event.
115. Journal of Pvt. Josiah C. Gregg. U.S. Marine Corps, on Board the U.S. Sloop of War Brooklyn, Commanded by Capt. James Alden.
May 10, 1864-Jan. 31, 1865. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Typewritten copy presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Lt. F. C. Sachse, grandson of Pvt. Josiah C. Gregg.
116. Abstract Log of the USS Kearsarge.
June 14-21, 1864. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Presented to the Naval Historical Foundation in 1969 by a descendant of Capt. John A. Winslow.
117. Log of the USS Cowslip, Commanded by Acting Master William T. Bacon.
June 14-Aug. 30, 1864. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
118. Logs of the Prize Steamer Matagorda, Commanded by Lt. Simeon P. Gillet.
Sept. 20-29, 1864. 2 vols. 1 in.
The first volume is a steam log, September 20-29, 1864, kept by First Assistant and Senior Engineer William D. Pendleton and Acting Third Assistant Engineers James M. Goodrich, James Magee, and Walter J. Cornell. This volume also contains information relating to the engine, boilers, and furnace and a list of personnel in the engineering department of the Prize Steamer Matagorda. The second volume is a "captain's log" kept by several officers, covering the period September 21-29, 1864.
119. Abstract Of Logs Kept By Midshipman (Later Comdr.) Richard G. Davenport.
June 13, 1865-Dec. 25, 1900. 1 vol. 3/4 in.
Abstract presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library in May 1928 by Mrs. Davenport. It covers Davenport's service on the following vessels for the periods noted:
U.S. Practice Ship Macedonian, June 13-Sept. 11, 1865 (Summer Practice Cruise, U.S. Naval Academy);
U.S. Practice Ship Savannah, June 14-Aug. 1, 1866 (Summer Practice Cruise, U.S. Naval Academy);
U.S. Practice Ship Dale, June 7-Aug. 28, 1867 (Summer Practice Cruise);
U.S. Practice Ship Savannah, June 5-Aug.22, 1868;
USS Sabine, July 1-Sept. 6, 1869;
USS Richmond, Sept. 7, 1869-Nov. 10, 1871, and July 11, 1879-Oct. 27, 1880;
USS Iroquois, Feb. 24-Oct. 7, 1872;
U.S. Gun Boat Saco, Oct. 8, 1872-Mar. 27, 1874;
USS Ashuelot, Apr. 7-May 30, 1874;
U.S. Flagship Hartford, June 4, 1874-Mar. 1, 1875;
USS Essex, Oct. 3, 1876-July 7, 1877, and Apr. 19-Dec. 25, 1900;
PMSS City of Peking, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 1877;
U.S. Flagship Tennessee, Oct. 4, 1877- Mar. 1, 1878;
U.S. Flagship Monocacy, Mar. 2-Dec. 1, 1878;
U.S. (Temporary) Flagship Monongahela, Dec. 11, 1878-July 11, 1879;
U.S. Training Ship Jamestown, Feb. 1, 1882-Nov. 15, 1884;
USS Nipsic, Oct. 10, 1887-July 26, 1890;
SS Zelandia, July 27, Aug. 13, 1890; and
USS Castine, Feb. 16, 1894-Dec. 8, 1896.
The volume also contains notes for the period 1894-96 and for the Spanish-American War. In the back of the volume is a reference to a second volume that is not a part of this record group.
120. Log of the U.S. Ironclad Dictator, Commanded by Como. John Rodgers.
Nov. 10, 1864-Sept. 5, 1865. 3 vols. 3 in.
This log was kept by Acting Vol. Lt. J. Kimball, Acting Masters George A. Smith, Charles C. Kingsberry, Willis Harris, Richard Barclay, and Levi Jump, and Acting Ens. G. S. Miller, Nicoll Ludlow, and G. F. Howes.
121. Journal of Lt. Comdr. William W. Low, Commanding the U.S. Gunboat Octorara.
Mar. 20-Apr. 23, 1865. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The volume also contains correspondence of Lt. Comdr. William W. Low, December 5, 1864-March 3, 1865, with a name index.
122. Log of the U.S. Flagship Vanderbilt, Commanded by Lt. Comdr. J. M. Prichett (Sept. 5-21, 1865) and Comdr. J. P. Sanford (Sept. 22, 1865-July 2, 1866).
3 vols. 2 in.
The Vanderbilt was flagship of the Special Squadron, commanded by Como. John Rodgers. This log was kept by Lts. G. K. Haswell and George W. Wood; Acting Ens. W. A. Van Vleck, C. E. Clark, F. A. Cook, C. F. Dunderdale, and E. N. Snow; Acting Masters Willis Howes, L. F. Timmerman, and William Hedger; Acting Master's Mate Henry Watson; and Gunner Cornelius Dugan.
123. Steam Log of the USS James Adger, Commanded by Acting Volunteer Lt. Comdr. John Macdiarmid.
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1865. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Log kept by Acting Chief Engineer E. A. Whipple; Acting Second Assistant Engineers Henry Farmer, John Powers, and Gilbert W. Scobey; and Acting Third Assistant Engineers P. J. Holmes, John Roach, Timothy Woodruff, and Charles H. Woods.
The volume also contains printed instructions for maintaining the log, a list of engineers on board the James Adger, and a synopsis of the steam log of the James Adger, October 1-December 31, 1865, with forwarding letter of January 8, 1866.
124. Remark Book of Acting Master A. F. Holmes, Navigating Officer on Board the USS James Adger, Commanded by Acting Volunteer Lt. Comdr. John Macdiarmid.
Jan. 1-May 2, 1866. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
This volume, which is very similar to a log, includes observations made by Holmes with the chronometers under his charge.
125. Remark Book Kept on Board the USS Lackawanna, Commanded by Comdr. William Reynolds.
June 11, 1866-Dec. 30, 1868. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
This volume is quite similar to a journal.
126. Journal of Fleet Capt. Francis M. Ramsay, Commanding the USS Guerriere.
June 19, 1867-June 25, 1869. 2 vols. 1 in.
The USS Guerriere was the flagship of the Atlantic Squadron, commanded by Rear Adm. Charles Henry Davis.
127. Log of the USS Colorado, Commanded by Capt. George H. Cooper.
Feb. 15-Apr. 16, 1870. 1 vol. 1 in.
Log presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Comdr. John T. G. Stoplee, February 1931.
Log kept by Lt. Comdr. Oscar F. Heyerman; Lt. Comdr. and Navigator Henry F. Picking; Lt. William W. Mead; Masters Bloomfield McIlvaine, Hugh W. Mckee, John E. Pillsbury, and George M. Totten; and Ens. Franklin J. Drake, Thomas H. Stevens, and Charles P. Welch.
The volume also contains several lists, among them one of petty officers and rated men.
128. Journal kept on Board the USS Colorado, Commanded by Capt. George H. Cooper.
Feb. 15, 1870-May 15, 1872. 1 vol. 1 in.
The Colorado was flagship of Rear Adm. John Rodgers, commanding the Asiatic Station.
Also in the volume are lists recording the movements of the USS Alaska (April 9, 1870-May 13, 1872), Benicia (September 14, 1870-May 15, 1871), Ashuelot, (September 25, 1870-June 1, 1872), Monocacy (August 27, 1870-May 15, 1872), Idaho (September 1, 1870-May 15, 1872), Palos (June 20, 1870-May 15, 1872), and the U.S. Gunboat Saco, (April 1870).
129. Journal of Midshipman James H. Bull on Board the USS Guard, Commanded by Comdr. Edward P. Lull.
Dec. 3, 1870-July 22, 1871. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The volume contains three pen-and-ink sketches.
130. Journal of Lt. Charles H. Rockwell, Commanding the USS Palos.
1871. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
The volume also contains a newspaper clipping titled "The Corean Fight--Full Report From Admiral Rodgers"; a nautical chart of the area surrounding the "Corean" forts, June 10-11, 1871; and several other miscellaneous items.
131. Journal of Seaman Noah Hayes on Board the USS Polaris, Commanded by Charles Francis Hall and Sidney O. Buddington.
July 27, 1871-Aug. 16, 1872. 2 vols. 1 in.
The USS Periwinkle was renamed the USS Polaris prior to the commencement of her voyage on the Hall scientific expedition to the Arctic.
Charles Francis Hall served as commanding officer from July 27 to November 8, 1871, and Sidney O. Buddington, from November 8, 1871 to August 16, 1872.
A preface appears at the end of the second volume indicating that it was presented during the testimony of Seaman Noah Hayes at a hearing conducted by the Navy Department into the exploring expedition disaster. The transcript of this hearing is in the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy for 1873.
132. Journals of the U.S. Surveying Expedition to Nicaragua, Commanded by Comdr. Chester Hatfield.
May 1-June 12, 1872. 2 vols. 1 in.
The first volume contains the journal of Surveying Party No. 1, commanded by Lt. J. E. Noel on the Sapoa Route, May 1-24, 1872, and by Lt. E. H. Leuteze on the Ochomogo Route, May 27-June 10, 1872. The second volume contains the journal of Surveying Party No. 2, commanded by Lt. Comdr. W. W. Rhoades on the Brito Route.
133. Logs Kept by Cadet Midshipman (Later Ens.) Nathaniel R. Usher on Board the U.S. Practice Ship Constellation (July 9-Sept. 25, 1872, and June 12-Sept. 24, 1874), the U.S. Flagship Tennessee (June 23, 1875-Aug. 19, 1877), and the USS Kearsarge (Aug. 27-Nov. 17, 1877).
4 vols. 4 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Miss Susan S. Usher, Beaufort, NC, April 1931.
The Constellation was commanded by Capt. W. N. Jeffers during the 1872 practice cruise and by Cmdr. K. R. Breese during the 1874 practice cruise. The Tennessee was commanded by Capt. William W. Low from June 23, 1875, to June 20, 1876; by Lt. Comdr. W. C. Wise from June 20 to August 21, 1876; and by Capt. J. V. Young from August 21, 1876, to August 19, 1877. It was the flagship of the Asiatic Station commanded by Rear Adm. William Reynolds.
The second volume contains pencil drawings of places visited on the cruise and of equipment used on board ship. The third volume contains a list of officers on board the Tennessee, June 23, 1875.
134. Journal Kept by Captain's Clerk Charles E. Cany on Board the USS California (Nov. 27, 1872-June 3, 1873), the USS Saranac (Oct. 7, 1873-Jan. 14, 1874), the USS Richmond (Jan. 14-Apr. 26, 1874), and the USS Hartford (June 1, 1874-Feb. 27, 1875), Commanded by Comdr. J.C.P. de Krafft.
2 vols. 2 in.
The California, the Saranac, and the Richmond were each in turn the flagship of the North Pacific Station, also termed the North Pacific Fleet, commanded by Rear Adm. A. M. Pennock. The Hartford was the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron, also commanded by Rear Adm. A. M. Pennock.
The first volume also contains lists of officers and crew of the California, flag officers of the North Pacific Fleet, officers of the Saranac, flag officers of the North Pacific Station, officers of the Richmond and Hartford, and flag officers of the Asiatic Squadron.
135. Journal Kept on Board the USS Kearsarge, Commanded by Comdr. D. B. Harmony, Dec. 8, 1873-Oct. 28, 1875.
3 vols. 2 in.
136. Journal Kept on Board the USS Essex, Commanded by Comdr. W. S. Schley.
Oct. 3, 1876-Jan.8, 1879. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Miss M. G. Hogan, Paray-Rest, Catskill, N. Y.
The writer is unidentified but may have been an enlisted man.
137. Journal Kept by Midshipman Alfred L. Hall on Board the USS Monongahela (Aug. 1, 1877-May 15, 1879), Commanded by Capt. William E. Fitzhugh, and on Board the USS Constellation (Mar. 18-June 13, 1880), Commanded by Comdr. Edward E. Potter.
1 vol. 1 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Mrs. Clarence R. Williams in 1930.
138. Record of Observations and Calculations and Journal Kept on Board the Arctic Yacht Jeanette by Lt. (Later Lt. Comdr.) George W. DeLong.
July 15-Dec. 28, 1878, and July 8, 1879-Oct. 30, 1881. 5 vols. 5 in.
Record of observations and calculations was presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Mrs. George W. DeLong in June 1939.
The record was kept while determining ship's position on the Jeanette during a cruise from Havre, France, to San Francisco, CA. The journal appears to be a copy of the original DeLong journal kept during the expedition to the Arctic.
139. Journal Kept by Cadet Midshipman Albert W. Grant on Board the USS Lackawanna (Sept. 24, 1878-Sept. 3, 1880), Commanded by Capts. Ralph Chandler and James H. Willis, and the USS Iroquois (Apr. 12, 1882-Jan. 27, 1883), Commanded by Comdr. J. H. Sands.
1 vol. 3/4 in.
140. Journal Kept by Cadet Midshipman Albert P. Niblack on Board the USS Lackawanna (Sept. 17, 1880-December 24, 1881), Commanded by Capts. J. H. Gillis and Henry Wilson and Lt. Comdr. D. C. Woodrow, and the USS Adams (Dec. 24, 1881-Apr. 3, 1882), Commanded by Comdr. E. C. Merriman.
1 vol. 3/4 in.
Presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Mrs. A. P. Niblack in 1930.
The Lackawanna was commanded by Captain Gillis until September 30, 1881, and by Lieutenant Commander Woodrow until October 9, 1881.
Journal contains several pen-and-ink sketches of U.S. and foreign naval vessels and foreign harbors, and detailed descriptions of foreign vessels observed during the cruise.
141. Journal Kept by Midshipman W. L. Rodgers on Board the USS Quinnebaug, Commanded by Comdrs. Silas Casey, Jr., and William Whitehead.
June 21, 1881-Apr. 30, 1882. 1 vol. 1 in.
Commander Casey was in charge of the Quinnebaug until January 10, 1882.
142. Journal of Lt. G. B. Harber on Special Duty in Russia in Connection With the Search of the Remains of Lt. Cmdr. DeLong of the Jeanette Expedition, February 2, 1882-February 23, 1884.
143. Journal of Cadet Edward H. Watson on Board the USS Amphitrite (July 1-Sept. 9, 1895), Commanded by Capt. William C. Wise, and the USS Maine (Sept. 17, 1895-Apr. 25, 1897), Commanded by Capt. Arent S. Crowninshield.
1 vol. 1 in.
The volume also contains photographs, sketches, blue prints, and detailed descriptions of the Amphitrite, Maine, and Indiana; a nautical chart of Fisher and Block Sounds; and a description of the blockade of Charleston, S. C., by ships of the North Atlantic Squadron, February 1897.
144. Journal of Cadet Arthur St. Clair Smith on Board the USS Indiana, Commanded by Capt. Henry C. Taylor, July 7, 1897-Nov. 26, 1898.
1 vol. 1 in.
Donated to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Rear Adm. Arthur St. Clair Smith in 1938.
The volume consists mainly of photographs, newspaper clippings, drawings, and maps of the period. Also included is a list of officers on board, June 19, 1897, and a copy of The Sydney Morning Herald, January 2, 1901.
145. Steam Log of the U.S. Flagship Philadelphia, Commanded by Capt. Edwin White.
Oct. 1-14, 1897, and Aug. 3, 1898-Feb. 11, 1899. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Also bound in the volume are pages from newspapers and other publications containing stories regarding Samoa and the peace commission that met in Paris following the Spanish-American War; some of the pages are taken from "Our Flag," published on board the Philadelphia.
146. Journal of Charles Julian on Board the USRS Vermont (Aug. 19-Oct. 4, 1897), Commanded by Capt. Merrill Miller, the USS Independence (Oct. 12, 1897-May 24, 1898), Commanded by Capt. Louis Kempff, and the U.S. Flagship Baltimore (May 24, 1898-May 8, 1899), Commanded by Comdr. Richardson Clover.
1 vol. 3/4 in.
Photostatic copy made from the original in the possession of Charles Julian in August 1948.
Also copied in the journal are drawings of signal flags and nautical notes.
147. Journal of Rear Adm. George Dewey on Board the U.S. Flagship Olympia, Commanded by Capt. Charles V. Gridley and Capt. Benjamin P. Lamberton.
Jan. 1, 1898-Nov. 3, 1899. 2 vols. 1 in.
Photostatic copies of originals in possession of the Chicago Historical Society, October 6, 1944.
During this period Rear Admiral Dewey was the commanding officer of the Asiatic Station.
148. Logs of the SS Illinois (Mar. 14-May 6, 1898), Commanded by Lt. Comdr. E. V. Roberts, and the SS Supply (May 7, 1898-Feb. 2, 1899), Commanded by Lt. Comdrs. R. R. Ingersoll, E. V. Roberts, and William Kimball.
2 vols. 2 in.
These two privately owned U.S. vessels of the Red Star Line served as supply ships for the Navy during the Spanish-American War. Lieutenant Commander Roberts commanded the Supply until July 9, 1898, and was succeeded by Lieutenant Commander Ingersoll. Roberts reassumed command on September 12, 1898, and was relieved from command by Lieutenant Commander Kimball on January 18, 1899.
149. Extracts of the Journal of Rear Adm. William T. Sampson, Commander of the North Atlantic Squadron, on Board the USS New York, Commanded by Capt. French E. Chadwick.
Mar. 26-May 8, 1898. 1 vol. 1/4 in.
Typed copy of original donated to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Mrs. William T. Sampson, March 30, 1921.
The volume consists of telegraphic messages primarily between Rear Adm. William T. Sampson and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy.
150. Engineer Log of the USS Frolic, Commanded by Comdr. Edward H. Gheen.
July 6-Sept. 27, 1898. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
Log kept by Passed Assistant Engineer William H. Perkins and J. K. Boardman, F. J. Barry, and W. E. Coughlin.
The Frolic was formerly the Comanche, a private vessel.
151. Journal Kept by Naval Cadet (Later Lt.) Charles E. Courtney on Board the USS Newark, Isla de Cuba, New York, Don Juan de Austria, Buffalo, Hancock, and Hartford.
Feb. 1, 1899-ca. Feb. 3, 1904. 1 vol. 1 in.
Most of the journal entries were written while aboard the Newark, February 1, 1899-March 31, 1901. Photographs taken at Mare Island Navy Yard, Honolulu, various towns in the Philippines, and at other points visited are pasted in the journal.
152. Journal of Ens. Dudley W. Knox, Commanding the USS Albany.
Jan. 25-Mar. 23, 1900. 1 vol. 1 in.
The volume also contains a list of officers and crew of the Albany and lists of supplies and equipment turned into the store at the navy yard at Cavite when the Albany was temporarily decommissioned.
153. Log of the U.S. Army Hospital Ship Relief, Commanded by A. Crosbey.
Dec. 1, 1900-June 17, 1901. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The Relief was transferred to the Navy Department in 1902.
154. Journal Kept by Midshipman Richard Wainwright, Jr., on Board the USS Massachusetts, Commanded by Capt. H. N. Manney.
May 21-Sept. 17, 1902. 1 vol. 1/2 in.
The last entry in the journal is dated September 18, 1902, and records Wainwright's transfer to the USS Indiana. In the back of the volume are mathematical computations.
155. Logs Kept by Electrician John L. Kendig on Board the USS Kearsarge, Commanded by Capt. Hamilton Hutchins.
Jan. 1, 1907-May 25, 1909. 6 vols. 4 in.
156. Rough Log of the USS Mayflower, Commanded by Lt. Comdr. A. T. Long and Comdr. Thomas Snowden, February 1907 and June 1908.
2 vols. 1/2 in.
The 1907 rough log was kept by Ens. J. C. Townsend, G. J. Rowcliff, and Semmes Read. The 1908 rough log was kept by Lieutenants Rowcliff, read, and W. G. Diman.