Raynors HCA 2019-01
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Naval Letter written by A.S. Heath, 2pp., to his wife. 4 pp., 7½ x 9¾ in., “U.S. Steamer Daylight, Beaufort Harbor,” Beaufort, [North Carolina], May 23, 1862. In part, “The little prize Steamer Constitution just came in for coal, from Wilmington; she was taken by the U.S.S. Victoria that only left here two or three days since. She is going to New York and so are our letters in her... Mr. Orton - Tribune Reporter from Norfolk, tells us that the President [Lincoln] gives old [Admiral] Goldsborough fits, threatening to cashier him &c &c Good for the President. Had he known what I have, about him (G) he would have come to the same conclusion six months ago. This will prove to you that my judgement [sic] of him during the whole of that time, was sound. I now feel that justice will be done us and the Warior [sic].... Two of Gen. Parke’s aids [sic] dined with us yesterday, and invited us to accompany them on horseback excursions any and every day. I think I will do it. The Army have made a general Hospital here and surgeons sent off word that I would be frequently invited to attend consultation. I am treated as though I was Flag or Fleet Surgeon, but can’t nor shall I try to prevent anything of the kind. This port will be opened on the first of June and then there will be no further need of us here....”
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A Naval Physician Describes Tension Between Lincoln and Admiral Goldsborough

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