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S. R. Mallory

Date(s) of Letter(s) Little, Henry F. W.  The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.  Concord, New Hampshire:  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association, 1896. 
February 9, 1862
March 2, 1862
March 6, 1862
The clipper ship S. R. Mallory sailed from the New York Harbor on February 13, 1862.  The vessel sailed southeastward for two days in good weather and then ran into squalls.  Between the 17th and the 23rd the ship enjoyed good weather but very little wind, so progress was slowed.  Once in the Gulf Stream, passengers were awarded warm and pleasant temperatures, although squalls sent the boat pitching and caused a great deal of seasickness among the soldiers.  The voyage was slowed by lack of wind and water needed to be rationed.  Several soldiers were arrested for raiding the ship's stores and water supply.  These men were court martialed at Fort Jefferson and served time under constraints of ball and chain.  On March 9, the ship ran aground on a sandbar off Fort Jefferson and the men were transferred to the post by fishing smacks, arriving a full week after the barque Tycoon.  pp. 28-34