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Collection Number: 03190-z

Collection Title: North Carolina Logs, 1825-1827.

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Size 2 volumes
Abstract Daily logbooks of the U.S.S. "North Carolina", cruising the Mediterranean under the command of Capt. John Rodgers (1771-1838), noting daily position, weather, activities on board, and places sighted and visited. One volume covers the period 14 November 1825-31 March 1827; the second, kept by W. S. Ogden, 4 February-16 August 1826.
Creator North Carolina (Ship)
Language English
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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 North Carolina Logs #3190, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from W. H. Lowdermilk & Co. of Washington, D.C., in December 1955, and received from Winston Broadfoot, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1985.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Volume 1:14 November 1825- 31 March 1827. "Journal of a cruise in the U.S.S. North Carolina under the command of Com. John Rodgers." Daily log showing position, winds, course, remarks on towns and places passed, gun exercises, vessels sighted, discipline, activities on board and miscellaneous information.

During this period the ship was at Gibraltar, Mahon on Minorca, the African Coast, the Greek islands, Carthagena, Toulon, and off Sicily and Sardinia, and at many other Mediterranean ports, islands, and waters. Rodgers (1771-1838), veteran naval officer whose services included Tripoli and the War of 1812 and who had served as acting secretary of navy in 1823, was commodore of the U.S. Mediterranean Squadron from 1824-1827.

Volume 2:4 February - 16 August, 1826, 63 pp. Journal kept on board the U.S.S. North Carolina by W.S. Ogden (a midshipman ?). Entries are daily, usually brief, and refer to such matters as winds, weather, position, signals made to other ships, naval exercises, and other routine activities.

During the period covered by this journal, the U.S.S. North Carolina was commanded by John Rodgers. During this period, the squadron moved from its winter quarters at Port Mahon, Minorca (leased from Spain) to Gibraltar, along the North African coast, and then to Greece and Turkey.

Note: For a history of the U.S.S. North Carolina see "The Sight Was..Magnificent: The Old North Carolina," by J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton, News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 29 July 1956.

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