A rare and extensive hoard from a single seaman for specialists who study pre Civil War Navy history. Many with lengthy writings covering his first assignment, a letter to him in Florida Keys; discussions about naval ships USS Saratoga, USS Princeton, Paddlewheeler Union, Hunter, etc.
Details about trials on the Paddlewheeler Union; building of the Hunter; discussions about battles San Jacinto, Jera Cruz, explosion on the USS Princeton; news on the blockade and seizure of the vessel Irene Kelly, etc. ; and brothers trip to Russia and many other interesting topics about navy life in these times. Many items with research notes from the previous owner. Hours of enjoyment reading through and studying these handwritten messages for anyone interested in Naval history or life in the Navy during 1820's and 1840's. Also included is a 6-page printout of Lt J.
McLaughlin and the Florida Squadron. The item "Pre Civil War Naval History Hoard John McLaughlin 1828-47 Battles, Florida, USS" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History"." and is located in Panama City, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.