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Identifier: P0015-1031

Title: Officers of the U.S.S. St. Louis.

Description: Full-length group portrait of seven men in uniform. The men have numbers written on their images that corrrespond to a handwritten identification below the print. 1. Capt. M. C. Marin; 2. Surgeon A. L. Gihon; 3. Paymaster Judson S. Post; 4. Lieut. Wm. F. Stewart; 5. Master Geo. Cables; 6. Lieut Wm. Squires M. C.; 7. Master Allen Hoxie. A brief caption handwritten below the image reads: "Part of the commissioned officers of the U.S. Sloop of war Saint Louis, 800 tons, 22 guns, taken at Lisbon, Portugal, in 1863 - while on a 3 years Cruise in the Mediterranean Sea." A portion of the original caption is torn away and lost, but the caption content was provided by the donor, the St. Louis Public Library. Handwritten note on back: "A gift of pure friendship from Yours truly Joseph N. Silveira Photographer June 22nd 1863 Lisbon." During the Civil War, the USS St. Louis crossed the Atlantic Ocean and patrolled the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands, and the Azors in search of Confederate ships. She used Lisbon and Cadiz as a base of operations before being sent to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in 1864. See "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol VI, p. 243-44 (online). This photograph was found in a St. Louis Public Library scrapbook called "O'Fallon Polytecnic Institute, Mr. R.?. Babcock, 1863" and removed in 1974. It was donated to the Missouri History Museum in 1985.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1863

Type(s): Photograph

Maker/Creator: Joseph N. Silveira, Lisbon, Portugal

Subjects: Joseph Silveria
studio portrait
U.S.S. Saint Louis
U.S. Navy
Capt. M. C. Marin
Surgeon A. L. Gihon
Paymaster Judson S. Post
Lieut. Wm. F. Stewart
Master Geo. Cables
Lieut Wm. Squires M. C
Master Allen Hoxie.
Civil War, 1861-1865


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