By Professor William B. Gould IV


Log of the U.S.S. State of Georgia, Sept. 22, 1862. The U.S.S. State of Georgia also spots the small vessel carrying William B. Gould and the seven others. Here is its log, which notes that day, it "saw a boat to leeward and at 10:10 Cambridge made signal … and started in chase of boat. At 11:20 the stmr Cambridge sent a boat and reported picking up a boat with eight contrabands on board. Ship lying too off the Fort [Caswell]." To view a close-up of the log, click here.