The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 12, 1893


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Death of Capt. Smallman

Chicago, October 11. - Capt. J. F. Smallman, of the steamer City of Milwaukee, who died at Grand Haven yesterday, was not only one of the best known mariners on the lakes, but at one time was a celebrity of national importance. It was Capt. Smallman, who, during hot fighting along the Carolina coast in the early years of the rebellion, landed the daredevil Lieut. Cushing when he blew up the iron ram Albemarle - an achievement that won him the thanks of Congress and the rank of lieutenant commander at 21. In those days young Smallman was known as the youngest captain in the volunteer navy.


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Notes:
For Cushing's exploit and pictures of Smallman's command, PICKET BOAT NO. 1, see http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-p/pktbt1.htm
Date of Original:
October 12, 1893
Local identifier:
GLN.19500
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 12, 1893