[from the letterbook of Captain Thomas J. Linnekin]
U.S. Steamer "Currituck"
Piney Point Md
January 15 1863
I regret to have to report the death
of William Finnegan a First Class Fireman
on the 12th. Instant of "Pneumonia" he was born
in Ireland, age 35 years, and a resident of
Brooklyn L.I. he was buried on the 13th Inst.
at the mouth of the "Wighcomoco" at a place called
Your obt Servant
T. J. Linnekin
acting Master Comdg.
E. P. McCrea Esqr
Lieut. Commanding & Adjutant