This is a collection of six early documents, all relating to the USS Shawmut, a US Navy boat used during the Civil War. SIZE: Various, the largest is about 8.5" x 14". CONDITION: Generally clean with the original folds and light wear here and there. See our OTHER CIVIL WAR ITEMS.See our OTHER NAVY ITEMS. From Wikipedia on the USS Shawmut. USS Shawmut was a 593-ton steamer acquired by the U. Navy and put to use by the Union during the American Civil War. Shawmut served the Union Navy primarily as a gunboat with howitzers for bombardment, and various other rifles and cannon for use at sea in apprehending blockade runners attempting to "run" the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America.
Shawmuta screw gunboat begun on 2 February 1863 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine) -- was launched on 17 April 1863; sponsored by Miss Lucy Hall; departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on 20 October 1863; was towed to New York City where her engine and machinery were installed by the South Brooklyn Works; was delivered to the Union Navy on 16 October 1864; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 1 November 1864, Lt. On 9 January 1865, the gunboat was ordered to proceed to Wilmington, North Carolina, to join the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. She participated in the attack on and capture of Fort Anderson, North Carolina, from 18 to 20 February.
On the latter day, a boat from Shawmut was destroyed by a torpedo (the Civil War term for a mine) as it swept waters in the area. In March, as General Ulysses S. Grant's operations around Richmond, Virginia, approached their climax, Shawmut was called back to Hampton Roads, Virginia, and stationed in the York River to keep open free navigation between White House and the mouth of the York River. With the fall of Richmond and General Robert E.
Lee's surrender, Shawmut was ordered north and decommissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 17 April 1865. Refitted for foreign service, the gunboat was recommissioned on 15 June 1865 and soon sailed for Bahia, Brazil. Recommissioned on 12 August 1867, Shawmut served in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron until she was laid up again at New York City on 7 July 1868.
The item "Civil War Union Navy Ship'USS Shawmut' 1865-66 Collection of SIX Documents" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents".
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