The Navy Department Library
South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Bacot, Ada W.
Nurse in the Confederate naval service and brother to Richard H. Bacot.
9 items and 8 volumes
Bacot, Richard H.
Papers of Second Lieutenant Richard H. Bacot, CSN, are found in the Peter Samuel Bacot Papers.
The Blue Family Papers include material on Lieutenant Commander John S. Blue and Rear Admiral Victor Blue.
50 items and 1 volume
Calhoun, James E.
Confederate States Navy
Cornell, Richard M.
Additional material can be found in the Confederate States Navy Collection.
Dahlgren, John A. B.
Davis, Warren R.
Letter written during Davis' term in Congress regarding attempts to contact "a proper person to intrust our experiement to" connected with the Department of the Navy.
Dent, John H.
Letterbook of John Herbert Dent, United States Navy officer in Charleston, South Carolina, during the War of 1812.
Bound volume consisting of accounts of Navy life.
DuPont, Samuel F.
E. B. Hale
Richard Edgeworth off the African coast, 1781-1783 and commentary on the War of 1812.
514 items and 6 volumes
Edwards, Edward H.
Chiefly family correspondence from Edward Harleston Edwards, written from Camp Johnson, Mobile, Alabama, and Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia, regarding Civil War, community morale in Charleston, South Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama, and various social and military activities of a Confederate Naval officer.
Grimball, John B.
Paul Hamilton was Secretary of the Navy from 1809-1812.
Hardy, Joseph L. C.
Papers of Midshipman Joseph L. C. Hardy are found in the William Moultrie Reid Collection.
Senator Robert Hayne was Chairman of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee from 1826-1831.
Miscellaneous items, mostly relating to the Civil War.
402 items and 20 volumes
Izard, Allen C.
Chiefly orders and correspondence regarding Izard's enrollment at the United States Naval Academy and service as a naval officer and regarding his effort to transfer from the Confederate States Army to the Navy.
Jordan, Nathan Haynes
Chiefly correspondence from brothers Nathan Haynes Jordan, Jr., Corporal, later Sergeant, U.S. Army; William H. Jordan, Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy; and Richard H. Jordan, Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy, to their mother, Mary Frances Bailey Jordan, and sister, Audrey M. Jordan in the Second World War.
Records of the marine school ship Lodebar.
Lovell, Roberts P.
Including ship rosters and duty lists for USS Wave, Flirt, and Boston; manuscript poetry, and diary entries, alluding to military activities as British ships blockaded Brazilian ports in an attempt to enforce a ban on the slave trade.
McLeod, Daniel R.
The collection includes a volume, c. 1985, original manuscript and photocopy of unfinished World War II memoir detailing McLeod's enlistment in the U.S. Navy, his completion of an officer training course at Northwestern University, and the beginning of his tour of duty on board USS Mayo.
2,417 items and 1 volume
McNeely, Robert W.
Morgan, James M.
Petit, George H.
Letters written by George H. Petit, a Union seaman stationed on board USS Carnation at Port Royal, South Carolina, giving details of Union Navy activities in the area, commenting on excitement over the defeat of Union forces in Florida, and giving details regarding the sinking of the Union vessel Housatonic in Charleston harbor by a Confederate torpedo.
Reedy and Beacham Families
The collection includes papers of naval officer Worth Beacham.
2,874 items and 34 volumes
Rootes, Thomas R.
Papers of Commander Thomas R. Rootes, a Union and Confederate naval officer.
Sessions, Samuel C.
Army veteran of Spanish-American War; enlisted in U.S. Navy, 1901; stationed on board USS Topeka, Indiana, Columbia, and Vixen.
Smith, William H.
War ship in the South Carolina Navy during American Revolution; first of six American ships to bear the name South Carolina; originally named L'Indien.
25 items and 1 volume
Stevens, Henry K.
Lieutenant Henry K. Stevens was a Union and Confederate naval officer.
Stevens, Thomas H.
Tillman, Benjamin R.
Senator Benjamin Ryan Tillman was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs from 1913-1918.
Seaman on board Confederate steamship Patrick Henry.
Letter, 18 August 1862, Richmond, Virginia, from Steven R. Mallory, Confederate Secretary of the Navy, reporting naming of new steam sloop The Palmetto State and funds collected to build ships.
16 items and 1 volume