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Diary, 1863 - 1864

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.003, Folder: 3924.01

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: This collection includes a diary from 1863-1864, two letters, one cargo list, and four envelopes. The diary details Lambert's time on the USS Itasca, where he served as a U.S. Navy landsman. His diary accounts for the entire year he served on the Itasca leading up to the day of the Battle of Mobile Bay and starting again several weeks later.

The first letter is from Lambert to Joseph Garton, who was the father of Lambert's future wife, Emma Garton. Garton was serving on the USS Kennebec. The second is from Joseph Garton to a Lizzie Garton in Bridgewater, New Jersey.


  • 1863 - 1864


From the Collection: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 diary, 2 letters, 1 cargo list, 4 envelopes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266