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Whittle, William C. (William Conway) 1840-1920

Works: 10 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 486 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Handbooks and manuals  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E599.S5, 973.757
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The voyage of the CSS Shenandoah : a memorable cruise by William C Whittle( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah was the last of a group of commerce raiders deployed to prey on Union merchant ships. Ordered to the Pacific Ocean to "greatly damage and disperse" the Yankee whaling fleet in those waters, the Shenandoah's successful pursuit of her quarry compares favorably with the exploits of the more celebrated Alabama and Florida but has never been as well known because it coincided with the war's end. It was, however, one of the best documented naval expeditions - from England to the Indian Ocean, Australia and the South Pacific, the Bering Sea, San Francisco, and finally to port in Liverpool - during the Civil War."--Jacket
Papers of Samuel Barron by Samuel Barron( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar letters deal almost entirely with family news. The collection also includes some genealogy, photographs, clippings, a sectional sketch of a gunboat and some school-girl essays
Cruise of the Confederate States' steamer Nashville by William C Whittle( )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Whittle family papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers include the journals of William Conway Whittle: (1823-1856) kept by Whittle first on board U.S.S. Spark, 1823 June 26-Oct. 15, during a West Indies cruise, and telling of hunting of pirates; at end, record, 1753-1827, of children of Whittle's parents, Fortescue Whittle and Mary Ann Davies Whittle, written 1854 January 1-1856 December 5, by the latter. (1829 September 4-1831 June 30) kept by Whittle on U.S.S. Ontario, U.S.S. Constellation, and U.S.S. Java, consisting of copies of letters home containing descriptions of Mediterranean cities visited. (1850 June-1857 July 19) Whittle's religious reflections; inverted and reversed, the watch bill of the U.S.S. Spark. (1857 August-1858 August 4) kept by Whittle as captain of the U.S.S. United States, stationed at Norfolk, Va., where Whittle lived; concerns his dead wife, Elizabeth Beverley Sinclair Whittle and his 11 children, including Beverley Kennon Whittle and Stafford Gorman Whittle. Also concerns naval affairs, his financial difficulties, and his purchase and move to a home later called "Anchorage", Buchanan, Botetourt Coounty, Va. Mentioned also [p. 68, 69] is his acquaintance with Nathaniel Hawthorne and [p. 303] former President Franklin Pierce. (1866 May 7-1871 August 11) kept by Whittle at "Anchorage" and containing reflections on his reading, diary entries, and copies of many letters, both his own and others, including the Civil War letters of his son, Beverley Kennon Whittle (Virginia Cavalry, 2d Regiment, and his son, William Conway Whittle (C.S.S. Nashville and C.S.S. Shenandoah
Papers of the Barron family by Barron family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists mainly of letters to Captain Samuel Barron before the Civil War and during Reconstruction from fellow officers and family members. Topics include the death of his wife and child in the Norfolk yellow fever epidemic, 1855, Naval patronage and commands, the Italian Civil War, 1860, the Confederate defense of Norfolk and the Virginia and Carolina coast, and his efforts to become a peanut farmer after the war. Raphael Semmes, Victor Emmanuel and Garibaldi are mentioned
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The voyage of the CSS Shenandoah : a memorable cruise
Alternative Names
Whittle, W. C. 1840-1920

Whittle, W. C. (William Conway), 1840-1920

Whittle, William C. 1840-1920

William Conway Whittle Amerikaans marineofficier (1841-1920)

William Conway Whittle oficial naval estauxunidense (1841–1920)

William Conway Whittle US confederate naval and merchant navy officer

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