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Friday, October 14, 2011

TWELVE MONTHS ON THE GALLANT YARD


THE CIVIL WAR MEMOIR OF
HERBERT CARLETON

This particular article I run across in the Library.....I did not write this article but after reading it I thought it may be of great interest to the many that has a desire to know what took place for a new ‘sailor’ aboard a ship
“USS Circassian” in the Civil War era.  This ‘article’ is from one of the few Civil War Naval diaries that still is in print.  
Herbert Carleton dictated his story to a fellow member of G.A. R. Post Ten in Worcester, Massachusetts. The memoirs were written in pencil on the back of wrapping paper.
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This is the story of a lad that heard about a pending war....still too young to go to sea without his fathers permission...he was all dead set on the sea and ships.....but his father would not "bless his desire for the sea."
Well in the early 1860's while attending a trade school he "volunteered" to enlist....still needing his fathers permission....and still his father say "NO WAY!!!"...this lad figured out a way....and to sea he went.

This is his story

Click: TWELVE MONTHS ON THE GALLANT YARD

Hope you enjoy the article