Civil War 1862-63 Application for Prize Money for Ship Captures and Naval Discharge Papers

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Civil War 1862-63 Application for Prize Money for Ship Captures and Naval Discharge Papers

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New York, 1862-63. Lot of 4 pieces, Includes: September, 5, 1862, Discharge certificate for Charles A. H. Garbers, showing that he has been discharged from the U.S. Steamer "Augusta" and from naval service; Brooklyn, NY. August 8, 1863, Paperwork asserting that Garbers was an ordinary seaman on board the Augusta steamship when it captured the "Prize" ships the Aquila and Cambria, presumably enemy ships while he was a seaman on the Augusta; New York, 1876, Application for Prize Money for a Person Out of Service, stating that while Garbers was serving on the "Augusta" prize ships were captured, and he is entitled to a share of the prize money occurring from the capture of said ships on document witnessed by 2 of Garbers shipmates. The lot also includes an additional document calling for the payment of prize money dated August 8th, 1863 that was owed to Charles A. H. Garbers. All are in fine to VF condition with some archival reinforcement of light splitting along fold lines and other signs of wear. A significant artifact of the American Civil War. Scarce with so many additional supporting documents, all related to the same application and retired seaman. The second USS Augusta was a side-wheel steamer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for the city of Augusta, Georgia. The prize ships mentioned in this lot are the Aquila, Cambria, and E. J. Waterman. (40