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|68k||USS Cambridge depicted during the Civil War. This 19th Century photographic print may be of an artwork, or possibly a model.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 61565.
|132k||Acting Ensign Walter Coffin Odiorne enlisted in the Navy at the age of eighteen. His first assignment was to the Gunboat USS Cambridge. He served aboard Cambridge until captured in November 1862. Four weeks later he was exchanged for Confederates prisoners. He took a leave of absence until spring of 1863 when he was assigned to USS Wissahickon, another gunboat. He remained in Wissahickon until May of 1864, when he was transferred to the mortar schooner T.A. Ward. Odiorne ended the war in Charleston, and stayed in the navy as an Acting Ensign until March 16th, 1866.
Information and image courtesy of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation
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