Acting Assistant Engineer Frederick Stuart Jr. U.S.S. Stonewall


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Wonderful carte view of three naval men including Frederick Stuart Jr. who would serve onboard the U.S.S. Stonewall. Stuart would begin his naval career in 1853 when he set to sea as a master’s mate in the U.S. North Pacific’s exploring expedition. When war broke out he would join the U.S. Navy as an acting second assistant engineer in August, 1862. He would serve the entire war on board the U.S.S. Stonewall which would serve as a ship’s tender between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor, Florida. The highlight of the ships service was the capture of the southern sloop Josephine in January, 1864 as she attempted to steam through the blockade headed for Havana with a mere 7 bales of cotton on board. Frederick would be discharged in December, 1865. This view shows Frederick standing to the left handing a document to an unidentified naval officer with the rank of master. A Lincoln mourning ribbon can be seen tied around Stuarts forearm. Seated to the right is an unidentified assistant paymaster. Presumably all members of the crew for the U.S.S. Stonewall. The reverse of the card bears a nice period ink inscription reading “F.Stuart 2d A.E.”. Back marked out of Newport, Rhode Island

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