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Box SC1850-1899.007


Contains 1 Collection or Record:

Samuel Walker journal, 1863

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.007, Folder: 4296.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The USS Kineo was a single crew, schooner-rigged vessel launched in 1861. Her artillery included an eleven-inch Dahlgren smoothbore gun, two twenty-four pounder smoothbore guns, and a twenty-pounder Parrot rifle. Walker faithfully records their sailing up and down the Mississippi River and encounters with Confederates, other ships, and conflicts. His account begins near New Orleans on Wednesday, July 1, 1863, when they learn of an impending attack. They steam...
Dates: 1863