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Union Army ships log

Union Army ships log

Descriptive Summary

Title: Union Army ships log
Creator: Newman, L. Howard, 1833-1866
Inclusive Dates: 1863 May 10-1865 April 4
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 ships log
Collection Number: ms4284
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

L. Howard Newman, the son of Navy officer William D. Newman, also became a Navy officer and served on several ships during the Civil War along with his brother William Bogert Newman. After the Civil War, Newman continued to command the USS Nyack as a gunboat to the South Pacific Squadron until dying in the Spanish bombardment of Valparaiso on March 31, 1866.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the ships log of Union Army Lieutenant Commander L. Howard Newman from May 10,1863 to April 4, 1865 as he commanded the USS Dawn, USS Pembina, and USS Nyack in both the North and South Atlantic Blockading Squadrons. In it he discusses the deaths and desertions of crewmembers; movements of ships through the Potomac Flotilla off Port Royal, South Carolina; a shipwreck; and attacks on Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson on the Cape Fear River.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Union Army ships log, ms4284, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Blockades.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
United States. Navy

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ships log, 1863 May 10-1865 April 4