Saturday, February 2, 2013

1863 January 27 U.S. Steamer Currituck

    U.S. Steamer "Currituck"
                             Rappahannock River
                                January 27 1863
                             I will thank you to inform me
how I am to dispose of the Nine Canoes I
have Captured.  the greater number are excellent
boats and must be of Value

                                      Very respectfully
                                         Your obt. Servant
                                          T. J. Linnekin
                                                actg Master Comdg.
E.R. McCrea Esqr
    Lt Commander & Adjutant
         Potomac Flotilla
           U.S.S. "Jacob Bell"

[written at bottom of page in red ink]

The above letter was not forwarded,
the Canoes being Carried away and broken
up in a gale on the Rappahannock on
the 28th Instant.
                                           (signed) T. J. Linnekin
                                                January 30" 1863

MSS 15134

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