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Charles E. Littlefield Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01594
Scope and Contents Two diaries kept by an officer while serving on board the USS Vulcan, the Navy's first repair ship as it supported the gun boats off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish American War. Littlefield recounts his daily activities, work on board the ship, weather, and events as they happened almost daily. He also recounts illnesses of fellow soldiers, those who died, and of soldier's who were taken to mast for carious violations. It is clear that Littlefield is skill in the work of iron forging...

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  • Subject: Spanish-American War, 1898--Personal Narratives X