March 11, 2019 (unprocessed), 0.25 cubic feet; Included is a logbook/scrapbook kept by Henry A. Phelon (1831-1902) who served as an acting Master in the Union Navy (1862-1865) during the Civil War. Orders, holograph letters, dispatches, handwritten copies of documents, and newspaper clippings glued into this scrapbook chronicle his wartime service under Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee with the Blockading Squadron off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina on the U.S. Steamers Shawsheen, Monticello, and Daylight, and U.S. Ironclad Steamers Canonicus and Atlanta. Later clippings (through 1900) and documents pertain to his post-war years, most of which was spent in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Purchased with state money from Ten Pound Island Book Company.
Purchased from Ten Pound Island Book Company
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Henry A. Phelon Civil War Logbook/Scrapbook (#1349), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA