Civil War Letter Capture Of Union Ship Magnolia By Us South Carolina Feb 1862 For Sale

Civil War Letter Capture of Union Ship Magnolia by US South Caroline Feb 1862




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This is a hand written letter from William Johnston, Newburyport MA. Quarter Masteraboard U.S. Ship South Carolinadated Feb 22/62. He writes a letter to his wife {this is part of it, exactly as it is written}~

We celebrated the day taking a splended prize,thefastest steamer they had called the Magnolia.ran the Blockade loaded with Cotton, the US ship Brooklin Chased her all day But could not catch her. we were lying off Mobile On blockade when we saw her we gave chase& captured her after firing a doz shotts at her. When they found that we had them they blew up our boiler killing the engineer { we} set fire to her in several places & took to they Boats. we took them all & saved the steamer worth $150-000 the Brooklin Claimed her. today is washingtons Birth Day the Fort& war vessels are dressed in flags. it is a Beautiful day here. there are 4 or 5 thousand troops here besides a large fleet of vessels we hear cheering news from our forces & I hope it will continue to be so till this rebelion is crushed Out I havent seen Mitchell since I wrote last. theyr ship is off Pensacola. I sleep all night a Quarter Master stands watch nights & Day. I am glad our time is most up. Our Captain is a floating Brandy Cask. William.

He also writes about the Rebelion, going home, wants to see his baby daughter Agnes. William Johnson was married to Julia Johnston both lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Hewas a seacaptain before the warand owned his own fishing schooner.I have many letters both to and from his wife and familyalso two brotherswho fought in the Civil War which I will list. Guaranteed authentic and as described.

USS South Carolina (1860) was a steamer used by the Union Navy during the AmericaCivil War

She was used by the Navy as a gunboat to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Post-war she was converted into a cargo ship prior to being decommissioned.

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