USS HARTFORD BARBADOS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BVI, 1901
Seller ID: 0001469
On offer is a super, rare, original manuscript maritime diary kept by several men who deserted from the U. S. S. Hartford, January 26, 1901, while on liberty when the ship docked at Barbados, British West Indies. James Connelly, from New York City and Forrest L Evans, Laconia New Hampshire, identified in the free end papers, leave their the ship and through prior arrangement they meet up with a few more sailors from the ship and meet others by surprise. In total we learn that 15 men are named as deserters from the Hartford. While there a number of different hands writing the majority of the wr... View More...