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    [Civil War]. Charleston Union Blockade Letter written aboard the Union gunboat Ottawa. Four pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Stone River [South Carolina], December 5, 1862, to William H. Young. Originally intent on sailing to the Gulf of Mexico, the Ottawa finds herself rerouted to blockade duty in the Atlantic before being ordered to Charleston. Smoothed folds with light soiling on page one. Ink ghosting on the last page obscures some of the text, making it difficult to read. Great content.

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    Prindle writes, in part: "Again do I find myself back in old Carolina...It is just as dull here now as when we left...Everything remains very quiet about here, and I hear of no anticipated movements very soon, though if you could spare us about 25,000 men and a couple of monitors I would not answer for the safety of Charleston...Yesterday afternoon we went up the river a little way & took another look at Charleston & Secessionville, but saw none of the enemy of any account. Tis said however that they are still at work building batteries &c to more strongly defend the laity against the Yankee Vandals...I believe two steamers & three schooners have been captured off Charleston lately, one of the latter having some half to dozen Charleston pilots on board, bound for Nassau to get the Charleston trade."



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