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    Civil War Navy Diary From The U. S. S. Wachusett. Journal of the Cruise of the U.S. Steam Sloop "Wachusett" 1862. Frank K. Moore, 1863, approximately 120 pages, of which 63 pp. contain manuscript entries covering the period between March 12 and June 13, 1862, folio (8.5" x 13.5"), leather covers with paper wraps, marbleized end papers. The keeper of this journal hailed from Massachusetts and served on several U.S. Navy ships until 1867. Moore's term as Acting Assistant Paymaster aboard the U. S. S. Wachusett was his first Civil War assignment. The journal entries are penned in a large, legible hand and record his impressions of the activities around him, which in large part seem to have been supporting McClellan's army during the Peninsula campaign. The journal's paper wrap has several splits and some loss, however the covers are sound, the bringing is tight and the interior is clean. The Wachusett, a 1,032-ton sloop-of-war, was launched in the Boston Navy Yard and commissioned in March, 1862. Her initial cruise covered the lower Chesapeake Bay and James Rivers. The Wachusett's great moment, however, came far from home in Bahia, Brazil on October 7, 1864 when she violated the port's neutrality and captured the famous Confederate commerce raider, C. S. S. Florida then in residence.

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