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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 29, 2018
Description is in English.

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Series 14. William A. Duer (1862)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single volume documenting routine activities aboard US Flagship Wabash, on which Duer served as acting master's mate.

Historical Note

Originally commissioned in 1856, by 1862 Wabash was a permanent part of the Charleston blockade, operating out of Port Royal. That year, a landing party from it occupied St. Augustine, Florida; another manned a battery that bombarded Fort Pulaski, Georgia, forcing its surrender. Its howitzers supported land troops at the Battle of Pocotaglio, South Carolina, on October 22, 1862.   Wabash later joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and saw duty in Spain and the Mediterranean after the Civil War before being decommissioned in 1912. The materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 US Flagship Wabash "Watch, Station, Fire and Quarter Bill kept by William A. Duer, Acting Master's Mate"
1862

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