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1863 Nov. 26-1865 June 25
Inclusive dates
1863 Nov. 26-1865 June 25
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Language
eng
Summary
Journal and diary, 26 November 1863 - 25 June 1865, of Douglas French Forrest as an assistant paymaster of the Confederate States Navy during his stay in Calais, France, as an officer of the C.S.S. Rappahannock. The diary begins with the abortive attempt of the Rappahannock's officers to board her off the coast of Calais and continues through the majority of their detention while awaiting clearance to sail. Of interest are Forrest's reactions to French society's morals and mores, and the maneuverings of the Confederate representatives to gain permission to sail
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Additional physical form
Also available on Misc. reel 885 (Accession 28307).
Biographical or historical data
Douglas French Forrest (17 August 1837-May 1902) was the son of Capt. French Forrest, U.S.N. and C.S.N., and his wife Emily Douglas Simms. Biographical sketches are to be found in Horace Edwin Hayden's VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES (Washington, 1931) p. 344 and Edwin Gardner Weed's IN MEMORIAM. REV. DOUGLAS FRENCH FORREST... (Winchester, Virginia, 1902). On 17 April 1861 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company H, 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He was detached from this unit in December 1861, and detailed on the staff of General J. R. Trimble. His naval career began 18 March 1862 when he was commissioned as an assistant paymaster. He served at the Wilmington station, in 1862, and Richmond station, 1862-1863. Following this service he was sent abroad to Calais, France, as one of a company of officers and men to man the C.S.S. Rappahannock. The ship was held at Calais throughout the reamainder of the Civil War. Forrest was released by the French in April, 1865, and returned to the United States via Cuba, St. Thomas, landing in Galveston, Texas. He subsequently became a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church (1874).
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
ODYSSEY IN GRAY, A DIARY OF CONFEDERATE SERVICE, 1863-1865. (Richmond, 1979)
Form designation
Journal and diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
Serve microfilm (Misc. reel 885) instead of originals
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Fleet, Rutherford
  • Photographic services, University of North Carolina Library
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000491823
Type of unit
v. (280 p.)

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