Friday, January 25, 2013

1863 January 15 U.S. Steamer "Currituck"

[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
"Blackwell's wharf"

                                             Very Respectfully
                                                    Your obt Servant
                                                       T. J. Linnekin
                                                   acting Master Comdg.

   E. P. McCrea Esqr
        Lieut. Commanding & Adjutant
           "Potomac Flotilla"
                Navy Yard

MSS  15134

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