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Archival Adventures: Battle of Sewell's Point - USS Dacotah Engineer's Journal Part 3

Archival Adventures: Battle of Sewell's Point - USS Dacotah Engineer's Journal Part 3

It's time for an adventure! This week we continue our series on the James Peltz Journal and the USS Dacotah, picking up at May 8, 1862 with the bombardment of the fort at Sewell’s Point. The USS Dacotah was a steam powered sloop commissioned by the United States Navy. It launched on March 23, 1859, from Norfolk Navy Yard and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On March 9, 1862, Dacotah joined the Union blockade of the North Atlantic. It was stationed near Hampton Roads, Virginia, through September 1862 and then patrolled the Atlantic seaboard throughout the rest of the war. Learn more about Peltz’s journal in the finding aid bit.ly/Ms2022-090

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