Request Material

U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log

U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log

Descriptive Summary

Title: U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log
Creator: Gregory, Samuel B.
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1881
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2425
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the logbook of the Union screw steamer Western World from 1862. Daily entries by Samuel B. Gregory regard the weather, crew activities, food, and ship operations. Gregory writes about blockading activities off Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Frederica, St. Simons, and Doboy Sound, Georgia; numerous encounters with Confederate ships and blockade-runners in the North Santee River (S.C.); and raids on several plantations. Three handwritten letters and a bill of sale are laid in the log.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S.S. Western World (Ship) log, ms2425, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Plantations -- South Carolina.
Ships' logs.
South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
United States. Navy

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Log book, 1862-1881