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U.S. BRIG DRAGOON Journal, 1861-1865

Manuscript Collection #1208

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: U.S. BRIG DRAGOON Journal
Creator: Liscomb, Isaac,
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection contains a journal (December 15, 1861-April 15, 1865) kept by Isaac Liscomb, Master (Commander) of the U.S. BRIG DRAGOON. The DRAGOON was a private merchant vessel (formerly called the Remington) leased or purchased by the Union Army for use in the Civil War. As part of General Burnside’s fleet, the DRAGOON was involved in the Battle of Roanoke Island. Liscomb kept detailed accounts of that battle and of the voyages the ship made during the Civil War to transport troops and supplies to ports including Port Royal and Folly Island (S.C.), Pensacola (Fla.), and Morehead City (N.C.).
Extent: 0.045 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of a journal

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Accessions Information

July 18, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.045 cubic feet, 1 item; This collection contains a journal (December 15, 1861-April 15, 1865) kept by Isaac Liscomb, Master (Commander) of the U.S. BRIG DRAGOON. The DRAGOON was a private merchant vessel (formerly called the Remington) leased or purchased by the Union Army for use in the Civil War. As part of General Burnside’s fleet, the DRAGOON was involved in the Battle of Roanoke Island. Liscomb kept detailed accounts of that battle and of the voyages the ship made during the Civil War to transport troops and supplies to ports including Port Royal and Folly Island (S.C.), Pensacola (Fla.), and Morehead City (N.C.). Pages at the end of the journal list wages and loans to crew members, supplies received onboard and supplies expended, and names of some crew members including contrabands. Purchased from Ten Pound Island Book Co. of Gloucester, MA, with funds from the Naval History Endowment and the Special Manuscript Collection Fund.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

U.S. BRIG DRAGOON Journal (#1208), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Ten Pound Island Book Co.

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Isaac Liscomb (1803-1886) was born in Rhode Island to Isaac Liscomb (1776-1837) and his wife Margaret DeWolf Diman (1773-1832). He married Mary Darling and had five children. During the Civil War (1861-1865) he was the Master (Commander) of the U.S. BRIG DRAGOON, formerly a private merchant vessel.

Sources:

Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com

DeWolf Family http://www.dewolfs.us/

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