1865 Hartford Ct Fancy > Uss Daylight James River Va Civil War Navy Ship Cmdr
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1865 Hartford Ct Fancy > Uss Daylight James River Va Civil War Navy Ship Cmdr:
AMAZING ENVELOPE WITH STAMP POSTMARKED HARTFORD CON APR 13 1865 JUST 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ASSASSINATION OF ABE LINCOLN, COVER HAS EDGE TEAR AT BOTTOM, SENT TO HENRY A PHELON, US STEAMER DAYLIGHT, JAMES RIVER, VIRGINIA. --SEE PHOTOS !!! , SHIPPING AND HANDLING IS $4.00 IN USA, OR $15.00 FOREIGN. I COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS ON MULTIPLE ITEM TO SAVE YOU MONEY. CHECK MY VERY HIGH response !!!!! --Capt Henry Augustus PhelonBirth:Oct. 12, 1835Death:Apr. 1, 1902
Capt. Henry Phelon was commissioned as Acting Master on 27 Feb 1862.He served as executive officer on "Victoria" and "Commodore Perry".He also commanded 'Shawsheen',"Atlanta"(a gunboat),and "USS Monticello".He commanded "USS Daylight" until end of Civil War.
Family Phelon (1799 - 1851)
Mary AnnFolgerPhelon (1806 - (1837 - BrandPhelonRegal (1874 - Augustus Phelon (1835 - 1902)
Charles Irving Phelon (1839 - 1895)*
Note: Sailor in Civil War. of the USS Daylight byAlfred Rudolph Waud, c. 1863HistoryUnited StatesName:SteamshipDaylightLaid down:date unknownLaunched:1859Acquired:10 May 1861Commissioned:7 June 1861Decommissioned:24 May 1865Struck:1865 (est.)Fate:sold, 25 October 1865General characteristicsDisplacement:682 tonsLength:170ft (52m)Beam:30ft 6in (9.30m)Draught:13ft (4.0m)Propulsion:steam engine, screwSpeed:5 knotsComplement:57Armament:four 32-pounder guns
Daylighta screwsteamer, was built in 1859 by Samuel Sneden ofNew York City; chartered by the Navy 10 May 1861; purchased 12 October 1861; outfitted atNew York Navy Yard; and commissioned 7 June 1861, Commander Samuel Lockwood in command.
Daylightput to sea 7 June 1861 for duty in the waters ofVirginiaand along the Atlantic coast as far south asWilmington, North Carolina, where she assisted in the establishment of the blockade. She served as guard and picket ship and captured four vessels carrying contraband, recapturing one which attempted to escape, before arriving atBaltimore, Maryland, 3 December for repairs.Bombardment and capture of Fort Macon
On 26 January 1862Daylightdeparted forHampton Roads, cruising off the Virginia coast until 16 April when she sailed forBeaufort, North Carolina. She joined in the bombardment and capture ofFort Macon,North Carolina, on 25 and 26 April, receiving a damaging shot in her hull. She continued her duty, attackingFort Fisher4 November 1862. During this attack she lost her second cutter and its crew. When she sailed for Baltimore and repairs on 30 April 1863, she had captured eight vessels.
Repairs completed,Daylightsailed fromHampton Roads7 September 1863 to serve with theNorth Atlantic Blockading Squadronuntil 13 October 1864. Two days later she arrived atFort Monroeand on the 22d stood up theJames Riverfor guard and picket duty which continued until 6 May 1865. On 7 May she put intoNorfolk, Virginia, and 5 days later got underway forNew York Navy Yard.Post-war decommissioning and sale
She was placed out of commission there 24 May 1865 and sold 25 October of the same year.