Samuel Washburn describes "USS Galena," Connecticut, 1862

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Samuel Washburn describes "USS Galena," Connecticut, 1862
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Samuel Benjamin Washburn (1824-1890), wrote his brother, Illinois Congressman Elihu Washburne, describing the construction and launching of the ironclad gunboat, the USS Galena.

Samuel Washburn was wounded when the USS Galena sustained fire during the Civil War Battle of Drewy's Bluff (Battle of Fort Darling) near Richmond, Virginia.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel Washburn describes "USS Galena," Connecticut, 1862
  • Creator: Washburn, Samuel Benjamin
  • Creation Date: 1862-04-16
  • Subject Date: 1862-04-16
  • Town: Mystic Bridge
  • County: London
  • State: CT
  • Media: Paper and ink
  • Dimensions: 20.07 cm x 13.1 cm
  • Local Code: Box 1 Folder 10 letter 831
  • Collection: Samuel B. Washburn Collection, Correspondence: Sent 1843, 1862-1865
  • Object Type: Text

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Washburn Norlands Living History Center
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(207) 897-4366
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