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 beg to inform you that I have retained
a small "Colt Revolver" of Five Chambers taken
from one of the Prisoners at the Capture of the
Steamer "Hampton" to replace one taken away
unententionally[sic] by the late Commander of this
Vessel.  I called a survey of my officers who
have Valued it at Fifteen Dollars

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

To Commodore
    A.A. Harwood
Comdg Potomac Flotilla

MSS  15134

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