I have copies of the letters written by Daniel P. Upton, of the USS ARIZONA, to his father, in my collections. Upton was involved in some unsavory activities while serving aboard that vessel, and was later dismissed from Naval service. I also have microfilm copies of several Union Navy Courts Martial proceedings, including that of Daniel Upton. Both he and his executive officer were pilfering a number of items from Southern plantations along the river, and sending these items back home. I also have quite a number of copies of documents and other items relating to another officer of the USS ARIZONA, Samuel Sherwood Bissell, who is buried in the Mount Morgan Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
There are deck logs of most of the vessels of the Union Navy, during the Civil War, held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately the deck logs of the USS ARIZONA either were lost during the war (perhaps in the fire that destroyed the vessel in 1865), or else are in some location that we are currently unaware of. I would appreciate it if anyone could let me know their current location.