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Collection Number: 01178

Collection Title: Catesby Ap Roger Jones Journal, 1843-1845.

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Size 1 microfilm reel.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Catesby Ap Roger Jones, scion of a prominent Virginia family, served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1836 to 1861, then accepted a commission in the Confederate Navy until 1865. He was commanding officer of the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) and afterward served as an ordnance officer at Columbus, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., and Selma, Ala., where he married Gertrude T. Tartt and settled after the war. Although commencing on 18 December 1843, Jones's narrative begins retrospectively with his introduction to the Navy in June 1836. Jones made frequent use of ship's logs and recorded information regarding destinations, dates, distances, time travelled, days in port, weather, including a particularly fine description of a gale in which he believed his ship was sinking, and the names of his fellow officers. Jones's oral examination for commissioned grade and his activities at sea and during lengthy furloughs with his family in Virginia are also described in the journal.
Creator Jones, Catesby Ap Roger, 1821-1877.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Catesby Ap Roger Jones Journal, #1178, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Original returned to private owner in 1947.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Catesby Ap Roger Jones, scion of a prominent Virginia family, served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1836 to 1861, then accepted a commission in the Confederate Navy until 1865. He was commanding officer of the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) and afterward served as an ordnance officer at Columbus, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., and Selma, Ala., where he married Gertrude T. Tartt and settled after the war.

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MICROFILM ONLY. Although commencing on 18 December 1843, Jones's narrative begins retrospectively with his introduction to the Navy in June 1836. Jones made frequent use of ship's logs and recorded information regarding destinations, dates, distances, time travelled, days in port, weather, including a particularly fine description of a gale in which he believed his ship was sinking, and the names of his fellow officers. Jones's oral examination for commissioned grade and his activities at sea and during lengthy furloughs with his family in Virginia are also described in the journal.

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