The CDV is of the Brown Water river steamer St. The image is uncredited, but known to be by McPherson & Oliver: Baton Rouge, LA, ca. Very good condition with creases at the corners, where the image was previously secured in an album.
Included are two manuscript notes related to St. Maurice , the first from New Orleans, LA, dated October 31, 1862. Maurice ; the second on "Office Assistant Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf" letterhead, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 1863, notes, ...
There is a lot of ambulances and medical stores on board the Str. Signed by Lieutenant Colonel John Gorham Chandler, who was then Chief Quartermaster for the 19th Army Corps. Both documents measure about 5 x 8 and are in very good condition. Creased at the original mailing folds.Maurice was built in Louisville in 1858 and ran the New Orleans-Bayou Lafourche-Donaldsonville route on the Mississippi River. She was used as a supply boat for the federal forces at Port Hudson during the Red River Campaign. Please see my other items for more Civil War CDVs. The item "Civil War CDV of Union Navy River Transport Ship St. Maurice with 2 Documents" is in sale since Monday, December 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs". The seller is "iron-horse-sales" and is located in Champaign, Illinois.
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