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The unique journal of the USS Red Rover

Emily Moore Ames, Iowa, United States     The USS Red Rover was commissioned on December 26, 1862, by the Union as the first US Navy hospital ship.┬áIt had been built in 1859 as a commercial use wooden side-wheel river steamer and purchased in 1861 by the Confederate States of America. In 1862 it was […]