26 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.

  1. Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

    6,500 items. 45 containers plus 3 oversize plus 1 vault. 18 linear feet. 26 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and explorer. Official and family correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial papers, autobiography and other writings, and scientific notebooks relating to Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, Hawaii and various other Pacific islands, and the northwest coast of the United States; his capture of J. M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command of the James River Flotilla and West India Squadron during the Civil War. Includes legal and business papers of the Wilkes family in England.

  2. Matthew Fontaine Maury papers, 1825-1960

    14,650 items. 64 containers plus 2 oversize. 17.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and oceanographer. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, journals, speeches, articles, and other writings, notebooks, electrical experiment book, charts, and printed material relating chiefly to Maury's naval career, scientific activities and interests, service as a Confederate agent in England, and work as an immigration official for Southern expatriates in Mexico, and to the Maury (Morey) family.

  3. David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899

    7,000 items. 33 containers plus 1 oversize. 10 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, orders, reports, memoranda, family papers, drafts of articles, memoirs, poems, short stories, and other literary writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter documenting David D. Porter's naval career. Includes material on his years as a midshipman, his service in the Mexican War, trips to the Mediterranean to secure camels for use by the United States Army, Civil War service, superintendency of the United States Naval Academy, mission to Santo Domingo concerning the lease of Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic, and his career as an advisor to the Navy Department (1870-1891) and chairman of the United States Navy Board of Inspection and Survey (1877-1891).

  4. Andrew H. Foote papers, 1822-1890

    1,000 items. 11 containers plus 1 oversize. 4.4 linear feet. 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, manuscript of "Africa and the American Flag" (1854), journals, logbooks, miscellaneous ships' records, and other papers relating principally to Foote's naval career, trade with Japan, missionaries in Hawaii, Civil War naval actions, and Foote's personal life. Also includes a journal, 1845-1847, kept by Madison Rush on a cruise from New York to China and South America.

  5. Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971

    9,000 items. 39 containers plus 1 oversize. 14.6 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Prominent family engaged in China trade. Correspondence, diaries, journals, writings and genealogical material documenting the Low, Mills, Hillard, and Loines families from the early years of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Of special interest are papers concerning the family's activities in the China trade and the journal of Harriet Low Hillard documenting her stay in Macau, 1829-1834.

  6. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers, 1794-1889

    10,000 items. 38 containers plus 3 oversize. 15.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States naval officer, inventor, and author. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, reports, logbooks, orders, notebooks, nautical charts and calculations, scrapbooks, and design drawings related to Dahlgren's activities in the development of ordnance for the United States Navy and as chief of the Bureau of Ordnance.

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  7. Francis Winslow papers, 1833-1863

    700 items. 2 containers plus 1 oversize. 0.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logs, and other papers documenting Winslow's naval career.

  8. Stephen C. Rowan papers, 1826-1890

    4 items. 1 container. 0.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Navy officer. Journals and a letterbook relating to Rowan's naval service.

  9. Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough papers, 1797-1874

    8,000 items. 27 containers plus 2 oversize. 7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, military records, financial papers, printed material, illustrations, and other papers concerning Goldsborough's career in the United States Navy.

  10. Francis L. Galt papers, 1870-1875

    20 items. 2 containers. .6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician and naval surgeon. Journal, letter, and writings documenting Galt’s service after the American Civil War as an expatriate medical officer in the Peruvian navy.

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