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Milford M. Miller: Evansville Fleet during the Civil War
Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, February 2012
This paper was read by the author, Milford M. Miller, before the History Department of the Society of Fine Arts and History, in Evansville, Indiana. He gives 117 footnotes to his sources, each appearing on the page where the citation appears.
In December 1860, the Lady Pike steamboat shipped fresh beef to Memphis but returned with its cargo because the consignees refused to eat Northern beef. In January 1861, artillery was ordered to Vicksburg by the Governor of Mississippi. The Evansville Journal carried an article entitled: “The Mississippi Cannot Be Closed.” Mr. Miller follows the story of shipping from Evansville, Indiana, including traitorous conduct, transportation of artillery and ammunition, use of boats as hospitals. On page 43, he said: “Guerrilla warfare was becoming more serious and travel on the Ohio River was extremely hazardous.” In 1865, the boats “brought soldiers by the hundreds upstream to various points, to be mustered out of service.”
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No Date “The Evansville Fleet During the Civil War” (68 pages)
Size of Collection: 1 folder; 68 typed pages
Dates: Paper covers December 1860 to November 1864
Access : The collection is open for research use.
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None