Researching Civil War Shipwrecks







Official Records

Perhaps the overall best source for researching Civil War shipwrecks is a set of books titled The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Better known as the “O.R.—Navy” or “ORN”, it consists of 30 volumes. Each volume is about a thousand pages long. They were compiled after the war and printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. between 1894 and 1921, with one or more volumes coming out each year. Only a thousand copies of each volume were printed, but, even a hundred years later, many still survive.

These records include official correspondence, dispatches, excerpts from vessel logs, etc. and are an excellent source of contemporary records relating to shipwrecks of all types during the War Between the States. These wrecks range from blockade runners and ironclad warships to riverboats, barges and ferries. Shipwrecks of both steam and sail are well represented. Unfortunately the volumes are poorly indexed, so a careful reading of the records for a particular time period and location is frequently necessary.

Sketch of the Hunley on a dock with one man next to it.

Sketch of the Hunley on a dock with one man next to it. Sketch by R.G. Skerrett dated 1902

Besides documenting the war in great detail, these volumes also included many engravings, sketches, maps and other illustrations. Some of the maps show specific locations of shipwrecks. Many of the vessels pictured were later shipwrecked, either during or after the war. I have included below a list of illustrations contained in each volume. (Note by ELS: I plan to add links to each of these illustrations as quickly as possible.)

Bound sets of these volumes are available for use at the National Archives and the Library of Congress as well as many other public libraries, including those of older colleges and universities. Copies on CD are also available as well as some digitized copies on the internet. Cornell University has scanned many of these using optical character recognition software to make them searchable via a computer. Unfortunately, age spots, paper imperfections, folds, tears, and damaged or partially filled in type used in the original books has resulted in numerous spelling errors, so searching can still be difficult. Word usage has also changed. For instance, shipwrecks were then simply referred to as wrecks. Cornell University Library has posted copies online as images, pdfs and text documents. They are definitely worth using.

For each of the volumes, I have included direct links to Cornell’s online versions. Linked are in blue and are underlined.

ORN Series One

ORN, Series 1, Volume 1: The Operation of the Cruisers from January 19, 1861 to December 31, 1862. Published in 1894.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 1:
United States Steamer Kearsarge, frontispiece
United States Steamer Powhatan, p. 104
United States Steamer Iroquois, p. 213
United States Ship Constellation, p. 332
Confederate States Steamer Sumter, p. 612
Confederate States Steamer Florida, p. 753
Confederate States Steamer Alabama, p. 770

ORN Series 1, Volume 2: The Operation of the Cruisers from January 1, 1863 to March 31, 1864. Published in 1895.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 2:
United States Yacht America, frontispiece
United States Ship Sabine, p. 79
United States Steamer Rhode Island, p. 235
United States Steamer Wyoming, p. 393
United States Steamer Vanderbilt, p. 445
United States Steamer Wachusett, p. 593
Confederate States Steamer Georgia, p. 807

ORN Series 1: Volume 3: The Operation of the Cruisers from April 1, 1864 to December 30, 1865. Published in 1896.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 3:
United States Ship Jamestown, Frontispiece.
United States Steamer Juniata, p. 139
United States Steamer Niagara, p. 461
United States Steamer Sacramento, p. 563
Confederate States Steamer Tallahassee, p. 701
Confederate States Steamer Stonewall, p. 719
Confederate States Steamer Shenandoah, p. 749

ORN Series 1, Volume 4: Operations in the Gulf of Mexico from November 15, 1860 to June 7, 1861; Operations on the Atlantic coast from January 1 to May 13, 1861; Operations on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers from January 5 to December 7, 1861. Published in 1896.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 4:
United States Steamer Brooklyn, Frontispiece
U.S. Ship Macedonian, p. 14
U.S. Ship Cumberland, p. 86
U.S. Steamer Merrimack, p. 274
U.S. Ship Constitution, p. 398
United States Steamer Pawnee, p. 492
United States Steamer Pocahontas, p. 718

ORN Series 1, Volume 5:  Operations on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers from December 7, 1861 to July 31, 1865; Atlantic Blockading Squadron from April 4 to July 15, 1861. Published in 1897.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 5:
United States Ship Portsmouth, Frontispiece
Sketch of Fort Lowry, Virginia, p. 35
United States Steamer Jacob Bell, p. 183
Drawing of a Confederate torpedo, p. 433
United States Steamer Fuchsia, p. 484
United States Steamer Minnesota, p. 617
United States Steamer Quaker City, p. 667
Great Seal of the Confederate States, p. 693
United States Steamer Harriet Lane, p. 697

ORN Series 1, Volume 6: Atlantic Blockading Squadron from July 16 to October 29, 1861; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from October 29, 1861 to March 8, 1862. Published in 1897.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 6:
United States Frigate St. Lawrence, Frontispiece.
United States Steamer Susquehanna, p. 119
United States Ship Savannah, p. 208
United States Steamer Monticello, p. 291
Winans Tank, p. 348
Steamer Fingal, p. 369
Confederate States Steamer Patrick Henry, p. 459
Schooner Stephen Hart, p. 461
Chart of Roanoke Island and vicinity, p. 554
U.S. Steamer Hetzel, p. 558
Chart of Yorktown, Virginia and vicinity, p. 667

ORN Series 1, Volume 7: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from March 8 to September 4, 1862. Published in 1898.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 7:
United States Steamer Monitor, Frontispiece.
United States Steamer Monitor, outline sketches, p. 25
Sketch of Pamlico River and Washington, North Carolina, p. 152
Steamer Bahama, p. 242
Confederate States Steamer Virginia, outline drawing, p. 335
Sketch of battery at Hardens Bluff, Virginia, p. 388
Sketch of obstructions in Cape Fear River, North Carolina, p. 493
Sketches showing positions of gunboats while protecting the army at Harrisons Landing, James River, Virginia, pp. 534, 542
Sketch of James River, Virginia, p. 544
Sketch of submarine mines planted in James River by Confederates, p. 545
Sketch of the Confederate States Steamer Richmond, p. 590
Sketch of a creek emptying into James River, Virginia, p. 619
Sketch of Confederate States Steamer Virginia No.2, p. 620
Sketches of plan to capture Confederate vessels in James River, Virginia, pp. 624, 626
Sketches of torpedoes manufactured abroad for Confederates, pp. 680, 682
Confederate States Steamer Virginia, p. 790

ORN Series 1, Volume 8: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from September 5, 1862 to May 4, 1863. Published in 1899.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 8:
United States Steamer New Ironsides, Frontispiece
Map of southeastern Virginia, p. 3
United States Steamer Galena, p. 16
Sketch of Roanoke River, vicinity of Hamilton, North Carolina, p. 186
United States Steamer Passaic, p. 342
Sketch of depot at Morehead City, North Carolina, p. 477
Sketch of Confederate ironclad, p. 598
Sketch of Neuse River, in vicinity of New Berne, North Carolina, p. 605
Sketch of Washington, North Carolina & vicinity, p. 674
Map of coast and sounds of North Carolina, p. 698
Map of Nansemond River and vicinity, p. 713
Sketches of the mound at Federal Point, North Carolina, p. 812
Approaches to Wilmington, North Carolina, p. 848

ORN Series 1, Volume 9: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from May 5, 1863 to May 5, 1864. Published in 1899.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 9:
Confederate States ram Albemarle, Frontispiece.
Sketch of Confederate States flag, adopted May 1, 1863, p. 18
Sketch of New Inlet, North Carolina, and defenses, p. 58
Diagram of Confederate ironclad battery, p. 66
United States ironclad steamer Roanoke, p. 119
Sketch of obstructions in Roanoke River, p. 256
Sketches showing chase of steamer Margaret and Jessie, pp. 267, 268
Sketch showing place of capture of steamer Robert E. Lee, p. 289
Confederate torpedo picked up in Hampton Roads, Virginia, p. 304
Blockade runner Banshee, p. 319
Sketch showing capture of blockade runner Banshee, p. 323
Drawings of Confederate submarine torpedo boat, p. 413
Sketch showing place of capture of the United States Steamer Underwriter, p. 453
Confederate States torpedo boat Squib, p. 602
United States Steamer Miami, p. 635
Map of mouths of Roanoke River, p. 658
United States Steamer Onondaga, p. 683
Sketch showing stations of vessels at New Inlet and Western Bar, p. 731
Confederate States ram Albemarle, deck plan, p. 733
Sketch of injured gun on Confederate States ram Albemarle, p. 764
Diagram of ramming of the Confederate States ram Albemarle by the United States Steamer Sassacus, p. 766

ORN Series 1, Volume 10: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from May 6 to October 27, 1864. Published in 1900.

Obstructions shipwrecks at Trents Reach in James River Virginia as shown in ORN, Vol. 10, pp 464 465

Obstructions & shipwrecks at Trents Reach, James River, Virginia as shown in ORN, Ser. 1, Vol. 10, pp 464 465

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 10:
Cushing’s torpedo launch, Frontispiece.
Sketch showing the place and method of destruction of United States Steamer Commodore Jones, May 6, 1864, p. 13
United States Steamer Commodore Barney, p. 45
Sketch of the defenses of New Inlet, North Carolina, by Acting Ensign F. P. B. Sands, U. S. Navy, p. 125
Sketches of injuries received by the United States Steamer Saugus in engagement in Trents Reach, June 21, 1864, pp. 150, 181
Sketches showing proposed system of catching blockade runners, p. 312, 313
United States Steamer Agawam, p. 348
Sketch of chase by the United States Steamer Nereus of a blockade runner, August 10, 1864, p. 382
Sketch of the chase of the steamer Elsie, p.424
Blockade runner A.D. Vance, p. 453
Sketch of shipwrecks sunk as obstructions in Trents Reach, p. 465
Diagram showing position of vessels when blockade runner Lynx was sighted, September 25, 1864, p. 480
Sketch showing roads, etc., in the vicinity of Wilmington, North Carolina, p. 509
Sketch of chase of a blockade runner by the United States Steamer Santiago de Cuba, p. 535
Cushing’s torpedo launch, outline drawing, p. 623
Torpedo used by Lieutenant Cushing in the destruction of the Confederate States Ram Albemarle, p. 623
Sketch of James River in the vicinity of Trents Reach, May 28, 1864, p. 661
Sketch of proposed Confederate fire vessels, p. 696
Sketch of Federal vessels below Howletts, Virginia, June 15, 1864, p. 700
Sketch showing position of Confederate and Federal vessels and batteries near Trents Reach, August 6, 1864, p. 730
Sketch of device used on Confederate ironclads for protection against torpedoes, p. 791

ORN Series 1, Volume 11: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from October 28, 1864 to February 1, 1865. Published in 1900.

Map of the Roanoak River showing the wrecks of two schooners and the steamer Southfield which were sunk at Plymouth, North Carolina.

Map of the Roanoak River showing the wrecks of two schooners and the steamer Southfield, which were sunk at Plymouth, North Carolina.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 11:
United States Steamer Malvern, Frontispiece.
Sketch of approaches to Plymouth, North Carolina 13
Sketch showing chase and place of capture of the steamer Annie, p. 35
Plan of blockade of Wilmington, North Carolina, p. 45
Sketch of James River, showing reconnoissance by Federal officers, p. 73
Drawing of powder boat U.S.S. Louisiana by Commander A.C. Rhind, USN, p. 231
Plan of first attack on Fort Fisher, p. 245
United States Steamer Colorado, p. 296
Diagram by Midshipman Clarence Cary, C. S. Navy, showing plan of attack on Fort Fisher, December 24, 1864, p. 376
Plan of second attack on Fort Fisher, p. 425
Drawing by Lieutenant-Commander James Parker, U. S. Navy, showing assault on Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, p. 501
Drawing by Captain L. L. Dawson, U. S. Marine Corps, showing assault on Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, p. 579
Armament of Fort Fisher and adjacent batteries, p. 596
Map of James River from Chaffins Bluff to City Point, Virginia, p. 633
Confederate States Steamer Richmond, p. 673
Drawing of casemate of Confederate battery on Red River, Louisiana, p. 733

ORN Series 1, Volume 12: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from February 2, 1865 to August 3, 1865; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from October 29, 1861 to May 13, 1862. Published in 1901.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 12:
Sketch of the Mound at Federal Point, Cape fear, North Carolina, Frontispiece
Map of Cape Fear River and approaches to Wilmington, North Carolina, p. 38
Map of coast of South Carolina from Little River to St. Helena Sound, p. 194
United States Steamer Wabash, p. 261
Battle of Port Royal and plan of attack, November 7, 1861, p. 262
Map of coast of South Carolina and Georgia from St. Helena Sound to St. Marys River, p. 387
United States Steamer Norwich, p. 488
Confederate torpedoes found at mouth of Wrights River, p. 503
Map of coast of Florida from St. Marys River to Cape Canaveral, p. 620
Sketch of Confederate vessel in Savannah River, p. 669
Positions of blockading vessels off Charleston, South Carolina, May 11, 1862, p. 816
Confederate Steamer Planter, p. 820

ORN Series 1, Volume 13: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from May 14, 1862 to April 7, 1863. Published in 1901.

Illustrations Volume 13:
United States Ship Vermont, Frontispiece
Sketch showing position of forts on Combahee and Ashepoo rivers, South carolina, p. 201
Map of Savannah, Georgia, and vicinity, p. 221
Sketch of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina, p. 510
Confederate States Steamer Palmetto State, p. 577
Confederate States Steamer Nashville, p. 696
Sketch showing injuries of IT. S. S. Montauk, due to explosion of torpedo, p. 703
sketch showing a shell with grapnel attached, p. 799

ORN Series 1, Volume 14: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from April 7 to September 30, 1863. Published in 1902.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 14: 
Confederate States Ram Atlanta, Frontispiece
Map of approaches to Charleston, South Carolina, p. 3
United States Steamer Keokuk. View and partial transverse sections, p. 24
Sketch showing raft attached to United States Steamer Weehawken, p. 44
Sketch showing position of Federal fleet, Charleston , S. C.,4 p. m. April 7, 1863, p. 51
Sketch showing scene of battle in Charleston Harbor, April 7, 1863, p. 90
Sketch showing injuries to northeast face of Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, p. 91
Sketch showing injuries to east face of Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, p. 92
Drawing of torpedo raft captured by Confederate forces, April 7, 1863, p. 93
Sketch showing proposed method of destroying torpedoes, p. 166
Sketch of timber obstruction from Charleston, South Carolina, p. 171
United States Steamer Weehawken, p. 266
Confederate States Ram Atlanta. Outline drawing, deck plan, and transverse section, p. 290
Sketch showing injuries received by United States Steamer Pawnee, July 16, 1863, p. 350
United States Steamer Huron, p. 440
Sketch of torpedo captured in Stono River, South Carolina, p. 447
Sketch showing bombardment of Morris island, South Carolina, August 17, 1863, p. 454
Sketch showing injury to armor plate of United States Steamer New Ironsides, p. 555
United States Steamer New Ironsides, p. 605

ORN Series 1, Volume 15: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from October 1, 1863 to September 30, 1864. Published in 1902.

ORN, Volume 15, ORN, pp 658 and 659 re: loss of the Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana.

Reports on pages 658 and 659 of Volume 15, Series 1 of the ORN telling of the loss of the blockade runner Mary Bowers by running aground on the wreck of the Georgiana.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 15:
Confederate States submarine torpedo boat H.L. Hunley, Frontispiece.
Sketches of Confederate torpedo boat, p. 14, 15
Sketch of floating obstructions, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, p. 67
Sketch of obstructions, piling, and bars, Charleston Harbor, p. 226
Sketch of proposed torpedo boat, p. 244
United States Steamer Housatonic, p. 327
Confederate States submarine torpedo boat H.L. Hunley. Sectional views, p. 338
United States Steamer Memphis, p. 356
Sketch of torpedo found in St. Johns River, Florida, p. 428
Sketch of floating torpedo, pp. 438,439
United States Steamer Water Witch, p. 468
Sketch showing position of opposing forces, Stono River, South Carolina, p. 593
Sketch of defenses of Savannah River, p. 707
Sketch showing position of captured steamer Water Witch, p. 756

ORN Series 1, Volume 16: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron from October 1, 1864 to August 8, 1865; Gulf Blockading Squadron from June 7 to December 15, 1861. Published in 1903.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 16:
United States Steamer Philadelphia, Frontispiece.
Map of Broad River and tributaries, South Carolina, showing scene of operations of naval brigade, November and December, 1864, p. 66
United States Steamer Harvest Moon, p. 282
United States Steamer Bibb, p. 295
Sketches of Confederate torpedoes and obstructions in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, pp. 374, 383, 390, 398, 410, 411
Sketch of Confederate torpedo taken from piling in Ogeechee River, Georgia, p. 395
Confederate States steam torpedo boat David, p. 399
Confederate States Ram Columbia, elevations, plan, and cross section, pp. 400,401
Sketch of the Mississippi River above the Head of the Passes, pp. 636, 637
Sketch of the ironclad Turtle, probably the Confederate States Ram Manassas, p. 747

ORN Series 1, Volume 17: Gulf Blockading Squadron from December 16, 1861 to February 21, 1862; East Gulf Blockading Squadron from December 22, 1862 to July 17, 1865. Published in 1903.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 17:
United States Steamer San Jacinto, Frontispiece.
Map of coast of Louisiana and Texas, from Calcasieu River to Rio Grande, p. 3
Map of coast of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi from St. Georges Sound to Ship Island, p. 179
United States Brig Bainbridge, p. 320
Sketches of Bayport, Florida, pp. 410, 541
United States steamer De Soto, p. 420
Sketches of St. Marks, Florida and vicinity, pp. 500, 813
United States Ship Dale, p. 564
Sketch of Lake Ocala, Florida 595 United States Steamer Tahoma, p. 652
Map of coast of Florida from Indian River to St. Georges Sound, p. 826

ORN Series 1, Volume 18: West Gulf Blockading Squadron from February 21, 1862 to July 14, 1862. Published in 1904.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 18:
United States Steamer Richmond, from the original, by Mr. Xanthus Smith, Fontispiece
Map of delta of Mississippi River and approaches to New Orleans, p. 131
Order of fleet at Forts St. Philip and Jackson, from Farraguts report, p. 161
Order of fleet at Forts St. Philip and Jackson, from Alden papers, p. 163
Order of fleet at Forts St. Philip and Jackson, from Farragut papers, p. 164
Order of fleet at Forts St. Philip and Jackson, from Bailey papers, the diagram as corrected by Admiral Farragut, p. 166
United States Steamer Cayuga, p. 172
Sketches of U.S.S. Brooklyn, by Midshipman John R. Bartlett, USN, p. 194
Sketch of United States ram Manassas, by Midshipman John R. Bartlett, USN, p. 195
United States Steamer Pensacola, p. 202
United States Steamer Oneida, p. 208
United States Steamer Varuna, p. 214
Diagram of the bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, p. 277
View and deck plan of the C.S.S. Louisiana, from papers of Commander J. K. Mitchell, CSN, pp. 287, 288
Confederate States Steamer Stonewall Jackson, p. 296
Confederate States Steamer Governor Moore, p. 308
Confederate States Steamer McRae, p. 334
Drawing of Confederate States ram Manassas while in dock, by J. A. Chalaron, p. 335
Confederate States ram Manassas, p. 344
Sketches of Confederate States Steamer Mississippi, pp. 354, 356
Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Philip, p. 362
Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effect of the bombardment, p. 372
United States mortar schooner No. 7, p. 376
Sketch of obstructions at Fort Jackson, by Julius H. Kroehl, p. 432
Order of fleet at Vicksburg, June, 1862, from Farragut’s report, p. 587
Sketch showing position of vessels at Vicksburg June 28, 1862, from Craven papers, p. 598
Sketch showing position of vessels at Vicksburg June 28, 1862, from Porters report, p. 646 

ORN Series 1, Volume 19: West Gulf Blockading Squadron from July 15, 1862 to March 14, 1863. Published in 1905.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 19:
Confederate States Ram Arkansas, Frontispiece
United States Steamer Essex, p. 66
Diagram showing ranges for firing of gunboats, p. 145
Sketch of harbor of Galveston, January 1, 1863, p. 450
United States Steamer Westfield, p. 450
Sketch of Confederate torpedo and spar, p. 631
United States Steamer Mississippi, p. 664
Diagram of Port Hudson, March 14, 1863, p. 669
Sketch of proposed Confederate fire ship, p. 786

ORN Series 1, Volume 20: West Gulf Blockading Squadron from March 15 to December 31, 1863. Published in 1905.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 20:
United States Steamer Calhoun, Frontispiece
United States Steamer Monongahela, p. 334
Sketch of the battle of Sabine Pass, September 8,1863, p. 530

ORN Series 1, Volume 21: West Gulf Blockading Squadron from January 1 to December 31, 1864. Published in 1906.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 21:
Confederate States Ram Tennessee, view, Frontispiece
United States Steamer Hartford, view, p. 396
Diagrams of line of battle, August 5, 1864, p. 404, 422 423
United States steamer Hartford, outline drawing, showing hits received in battle of Mobile Bay, p. 436
Confederate States Ram Tennessee, deck plan, p. 582
Confederate States Steamer Gaines, from picture loaned by Mr. George S. Waterman, formerly midshipman, CSN, 596
Map, battle of Mobile Bay, p. 600
Sketch, Confederate States Ram Nashville, p. 646
Sketch, Confederate States ironclads Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, p. 663
Sketch, device for cutting rope obstructions, p. 697 

ORN Series 1, Volume 22: West Gulf Blockading Squadron from January 1, 1865 to January 31, 1866); Naval Forces on Western Waters from May 8, 1861 to April 11, 1862. Published in 1908.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 22:
United States Steamer Benton, Frontispiece 
Map of the Mississippi River and tributaries Cape Girardeau, p. 276
United States Steamer Louisville, p. 590
United States Steamer Tyler and mortar boat, p. 644
Sketches of defenses of Island No. 10 and New Madrid Bend, p. 748

ORN Series 1, Volume 23: Naval Forces on Western Waters from April 12, 1862 to December 31, 1862. Published in 1910.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 23:
United States Steamer Marmora, Frontispiece
Map of Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, to Vicksburg, Mississippi, p. 3
Confederate States Ram General Sterling Price, p. 55
Diagrams of United States mortar vessels, p. 279
United States Ram Switzerland, p. 300
Drawing of torpedo taken from Yazoo River, p. 549
Sketches of Yazoo River and vicinity, pp. 575, 609

ORN Series 1, Volume 24: Naval Forces on Western Waters from January 1 to May 17, 1863. Published in 1911.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 24:
United States Steamer Black Hawk, Frontispiece
United States hospital boat Red Rover, p. 190
Map of Vicksburg and vicinity, p. 221
Map of operations of Yazoo Pass expedition, p. 271
Map of route of Steele’s Bayou expedition, p. 480
Map of cut-off between Arkansas and Mississippi rivers 551
Sketches of Confederate fortifications at Haynes Bluff, Yazoo River, Mississippi, pp. 591, 597
Topography of canal connecting Walnut Bayou with Mississippi River, p. 596
Plan of attack on Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, p. 609
United States Steamer Lafayette, p. 622
Batteries at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, captured May 3, 1863, p. 628
Sketch of Fort De Russy, Red River, Louisiana, p. 648
Diagram of raft at Snyders Mill, Yazoo River, Mississippi, p. 712

ORN Series 1, Volume 25: Naval Forces on Western Waters from May 18, 1863 to February 29, 1864. Published in 1912.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 25:
United States Steamer Rattler, Frontispiece
Hospital Battery, Vicksburg, Mississippi, p. 109
Defenses of Vicksburg, Mississippi, p. 113
Torpedo catcher, p. 348
United States Steamer Lexington, p. 348
Bed, Mississippi, and Atchafalaya rivers, Louisiana, p. 457
Sketch of rams building at New Albany, Indiana, p. 560
Mississippi and Red rivers, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, p. 574

ORN Series 1, Volume 26: Naval Forces on Western Waters from March 1, 1864 to December 31, 1864. Published in 1914.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 26:
Wreck of the United States Steamer Indianola, Frontispiece
Sketch of Red River from Fort De Russy to the Raft, p. 26
Sketch of Fort De Russy, March, 1864, p. 34
Sketch of Red River, Louisiana, p. 44
Sketch of the roads near battlefields of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 8 and 9, 1864, p. 45
United States Steamer Cricket, p. 71
United States fleet in Red River at Alexandria, Louisiana, p. 124
Sections of Red River dam, pp. 130,131
Confederate batteries on Red River, between Dunns and Choctaw bayous, p. 147
United States Steamer Peosta, p. 196
Capture of United States Steamer Petrel, near Yazoo City, Miss., April 22, 1864, p. 252
Drawing of torpedo, with which destruction of U.S.S. Lafayette was attempted, p. 516
Drawing of torpedo catcher, p. 552
Drawing of torpedo picked up ahead of U.S.S. Ozark, September 10, 1864, p. 568
Plan of anchor buoy, p. 569
United States Steamer Ozark, p. 569
Sketch of Tennessee River in vicinity of Reynoldsburg Island, showing positions of U. S. vessels and Confederate batteries during operations near Johnsonville, Tennessee, November 4, 1864, p. 630
United States Steamer Sibyl, p. 719

ORN Series 1, Volume 27: Naval Forces on Western Waters from January 1 to September 6, 1865; Operations of supply vessels from 1861 to 1865. Published in 1917.

Illustrations, Series 1, Volume 27:
United States Steamer Ouachita, Frontispiece
United States Steamer Osage, p. 49
United States Ram Vindicator, p. 82

ORN Series Two

ORN, Series 2, Volume 1: Statistical Data of Union and Confederate Ships; Muster rolls of Confederate Government vessels; Letters of Marque and Reprisal; Confederate departmental investigations. Published in 1921.

Illustrations, Series 2, Volume 1:
A Confederate States torpedo boat, David, in Charleston Harbor, Frontispiece
U.S.S. Benton, p. 44
U.S.S. Louisville, p. 129
U.S.S. Osage, p. 167 
U.S. Naval Hospital Ship, Red Rover, p. 189 
U.S.S. Switzerland, p. 218 
U.S.S. Tyler and mortar boat, p. 227
C.S.S. ram Albemarle, p. 247
C.S.S. Arkansas, p. 248
C.S.S. Chickamauga, p. 250
C.S.S. Florida, p. 252
C.S.S. General Sterling Price, p. 254
C.S.S. Georgia, p. 254
C.S.S. H.L. Hunley, p. 256
C.S.S. Manassas, p. 259
C.S.S. Palmetto State, p. 262
C.S.S. Patrick Henry, p. 262
C.S.S. Richmond, p. 265
C.S.S. Stonewall, p. 267
C.S.S. Tennessee, p. 268
C.S.S. Virginia, p. 270

ORN, Series 2, Volume 2: Navy Department Correspondence, 1861-1865, with Agents Abroad. Published in 1921.

Illustrations, Series 2, Volume 2:
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, Frontispiece
Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America, p. 41
Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, p. 174
Blockade runner Armstrong, p. 340
Confederate States Steamer Rappahannock, p. 624

ORN, Series 2, Volume 3: Proclamations, Appointments, etc., of President Davis; State Department Correspondence with Diplomatic Agents, etc. Published in 1922.

Illustrations, Series 2, Volume 3:
Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, Confederate States, 1862, Frontispiece
Robert Toombs, Secretary of State, Confederate States, 1861, p. 94
James M. Mason, Confederate States Commissioner to England, 1861-1865, p. 110
John Slidell, Confederate States Commissioner to France, 1861-1865, p. 112
William L. Yancey, Confederate States Commissioner to Spain, 1861-186, p. 125
Clement C. Clay, Confederate States Commissioner to Canada, 1864 174
Thomas H. Watts, Attorney General, Confederate States, 1861-1863, p. 174
R.M.T. Hunter, Secretary of State, Confederate States, 1862, p. 191
James A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Confederate States, 1862-1864, p. 281
Christopher G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, Confederate States, 1861-1864, p. 373 
John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War, Confederate States, 1865, p. 510
Confederate States flags, p. 767
John H. Reagan, Postmaster General, Confederate States, 1861-1865, p. 919
William Preston, Confederate States Commissioner to Mexico, 1864, p. 1111
Jacob Thompson, Confederate States Commissioner to Canada, 1864, p. 1111
George A. Trenholm, Secretary of the Treasury, Confederate States, 1864-1865, p. 1202

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Researching the Official Records by John B. Phillips







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