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*''Abeona'', December 21, 1864 to August 17, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer.<ref>United States. Navy Department. ''[https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;dps_dvs=1334597413805~786&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;change_lng=en Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion].'' (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 27.</ref> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27].  
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*''Abeona'', December 21, 1864 to August 17, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer.<ref name="Official p 27">United States. Navy Department. ''[https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&amp;amp;amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;amp;amp;dps_dvs=1334597413805~786&amp;amp;amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;amp;amp;change_lng=en Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion].'' (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 27.</ref> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27]. <br>
*''Abraham'', purchased from U.S. Army and sold September 30, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to ''Victoria'' on transfer to Mississippi Squadron.<ref>United States. Navy Department. ''[https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;dps_dvs=1334597413805~786&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;change_lng=en Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion].'' (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 27.</ref> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27].  
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*''Acacia'', October 28, 1863 to May 12, 1865. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from ''Vicksburg'' when purchased.<ref>United States. Navy Department. ''[https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;dps_dvs=1334597413805~786&amp;dps_pid=IE57608&amp;change_lng=en Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion].'' (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 27.</ref> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27].
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*''Abraham'', purchased from U.S. Army and sold September 30, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to ''Victoria'' on transfer to Mississippi Squadron.<ref name="Official p 27" /> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27]. <br>
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*''Acacia'', October 28, 1863 to May 12, 1865. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from ''Vicksburg'' when purchased.<ref name="Official p 27" /> [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE57608&dps_dvs=1334595604454~877&dps_pid=IE57608&change_lng=en Description on page 27].<br>
  
 
==== Navy Records  ====
 
==== Navy Records  ====

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Introduction

During the Civil War, several important naval actions made major impacts on the course of the war.

Union Navy Ships

  • Abraham, purchased from U.S. Army and sold September 30, 1865. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Name changed to Victoria on transfer to Mississippi Squadron.[1] Description on page 27.
  • Acacia, October 28, 1863 to May 12, 1865. Class: Screw steamer. Name changed from Vicksburg when purchased.[1] Description on page 27.

Navy Records

  • Navy Department. Naval History Division, compiler. Civil War Naval Chronology. 6 parts. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1961–65. FHL film 1550320. A chronological listing of the naval war and important events.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. Warships of the Civil War Navies]. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989. FHL book 973 M2sil. Gives brief service histories of naval vessels and includes many photographs of naval ships.
  • U.S. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 30 Volumes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894–1922. National Archives Microfilm Publication M275. FHL book 973 M2unr; films 1490058–88. Similar to the official records of the armies, it is known as the ORN (Official Records . . . Navy). Its two series contain reports and correspondence on the Northern blockade of Southern ports and on matters concerning the Confederate Navy. Volume 1, series II has an index to Union and Confederate ships, statistical data, and muster rolls of confederate vessels.

The following is an index to this set:

A reference aid to the Official Records is:

Other Sources

Web Sites

General Civil War Helps

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Florida in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

Blogs

Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial is the official blog for the sharing of information about the events of the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. (Washington, District of Columbia : Government Printing Office (United States), 1894-1922), Series 2, vol. 1, page 27.