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Civil War102 of 189July 2, 1863 Wallpaper Newspaper Gen. Lee Civil War1937 Program for a Re-Enactment of the Civil War "Battle of the Crater"
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Posted 2 years ago

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fhrjr2
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These are digital images I took of my great, great uncles civil war navy records. There are more pages but here are four. The records are still in the original tattered leather folder. Until I get them they will go uncared for and remain folded in the leather folder.

He enlisted in 1862 and retired in 1899. I believe he died in the late 1920's or early 30's at the Philly vets home.

Obviously I know what these are but I do have a question that perhaps a navy vet can answer. I know there is an organization that is trying to rebuild civil war navy records but I don't know who? I also wonder about whether or not there is a reputable civil war naval museum?

These will be handed down to me and I want to donate them to a museum to be preserved and perhaps allow everyone with an interest to view them.

Any input will be appreciated

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  1. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 2 years ago
    great item and preserving them is awsome!!
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    Thanks to all for the loves. These records and a picture are all about all that is left. He brought home his sword which was beautiful. That was given to my dad's brother and his son used it to try cutting concrete. What a shame.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The National Park Service (NPS) is assembling an online data base of Navy Civil War veterans. They already have a soldier data base that is fairly good.

    If you want to see these displayed, I wouldn't give them to a Museum. These type of items, while rich with historical information and data, do not have the display impact that most museums desire.

    You may find a small local museum that would display, but with most these will end up stored somewhere out of sight.

    Scott

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