Showing the Flag The Civil War Naval Diary of Moses Safford, USS Constellation

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Showing the Flag The Civil War Naval Diary of Moses Safford, USS Constellation

Author: Lawrence J. Bopp , Stephen R. Bockmiller
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 20200412
Pages: 384
Cover Price: $ 34.99

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As the CIvil War raged at home, naval yeoman Moses Safford toured the Mediterranean on the USS Constellation, dispatched in 1862 to "show the flag." Safford kept a diary throughout the voyage, commenting on events at home and around the world as well as on shipboard life.

Background Information

American Civil War lasted from the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 to the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865. After the Continental Navy was allowed to lapse, the U.S. Navy was reconstituted and has defend America for over two centuries.