Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865

During the war the commanders of the Navy’s operating squadrons provided periodic reports on the assignments of vessels in their respective commands.  Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren did so twice a month (with some variance, but more or less on the 1st and 15th of each month).  As was the practice, he submitted a report on JanuaryContinue reading “Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865”

The USS Braziliera’s Georgia raids of late September 1864

As summer wound down in 1864, the U.S. Navy continued its raids along the Georgia coast.  The bark USS Braziliera, operating near Brunswick, Georgia, was once again sending parties up the rivers in search of war-supporting activities.  This round of excursions into the backwaters started on September 14, 1864, as noted in the ship’s log:Continue reading “The USS Braziliera’s Georgia raids of late September 1864”