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

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Series 20. USS General Grant (1864)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the logbook of USS General Grant kept while it was patrolling the upper Tennessee River during the Civil War. 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.

Historical Note

USS General Grant was built in 1863 at Monongahela, PA, and chartered in July, 1864. It was assigned to patrol the upper Tennessee River, where it helped to clear Confederate troops from the area. In October, 1864, it destroyed 22 boats off Port Deposit and Crow Island, Maryland. On November 25 of that year, it took up the pontoon bridges previously constructed by Union troops in Decatur, Alabama.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Logbook, US Steamer General Grant
1864 July 20 - December

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