Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford – From the Personal Journal of Wm. C. Holton

August 27th. At six P. M., called all hands to muster, when Lieutenant Commander James S. Thornton transferred the command of this ship to Captain James S. Palmer, late of the Iroquois, which was the occasion of a few remarks from Capt. Palmer to the ship’s company. At nine P. M. Lieutenant Com. Thornton left the ship, to take command of the gunboat Winona.

Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford–Wm. C. Holton

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