General Register of the United States Navy and Marine Corps: Arranged in Alphabetical Order, for One Hundred Years (1782 to 1882) ... Including Volunteer Officers ... with a Sketch of the Navy from 1775 to 1798 ...

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Thomas Holdup Stevens Hamersly
W.K. Boyle, Printer, 1882 - Sailors - 942 pages
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