Hello- I learned of the impending release of my great-great grandfathers notes earlier today through an eMail from John Eliot in Mobile, Alabama. One page of the Shenandoah log is in the exibit at the Museum of the Confederacy CSN exhibit.
It was an item of interest to view one of my ancestors jackets. What a twig the fellow was. I couldn't have fit in his jacket at the age of ten.
I tell you this. As excited as one my get over this journal the events in the life of Captain William Conway Whittle, Sr., father of the 1st Lt. of the Shenandoah, make for even even more adventure. WC Sr. had more sea miles than most and was the Beachmaster for the US Navy during the Invasion of Vera Cruz until he took a round leading a charge on a Mexican position with troops he had ferried ashore from that venerable ship.
He served on several vessels Constitution, Dale and Preble being three notables.
What are the particulars of the publication of the document, Terry?
Regards, Henry E. Whittle