Stauffer, David M. (1845-1913)
Title: "Louisiana Sketches, 1864...U.S.S. Alexandria, Lower Mississippi Fleet"
One volume of a sketchbook entitled, "Louisiana Sketches, 1864...U.S.S. Alexandria, Lower Mississippi Fleet." Illustrations by David M. Stauffer dated 1864. Consists of architectural drawings and nomenclature of naval guns, carriages, and artillery shells; sketches of naval ships; African Americans in Louisiana; flags of vessels and transports; flags for various boat maneuvers; and naval shoulder straps. Includes eleven pages of text containing detailed descriptions of routines at sea, gun exercises, and other various notes.