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Finding aid for the John S. McMillin papers 0003
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Box 1, Folder 1

Letters of reference and testimony in behalf of Captain John S. McMillin 1863

Scope and Content

Includes a letter from General Ulysses S. Grant to Brigadier General R. Allen (signed copy, dated July 25, 1863).
Box 1, Folder 2

War orders to the steamer Silver Wave, Capt. J.S. McMillin, commander 1862-1863

Physical Description: 32 items.

Scope and Content

Military orders to Captain McMillin aboard the SIlver Wave.
Box 1, Folder 3

Petitions for reimbursement for services by and repairs to the Silver Wave. 1862-1870

Scope and Content

Papers and letters relative to petition to Congress by McMillin for confirmation of award made to him in 1863 for extra-hazardous service while mastering the Silver Wave on the Mississippi in the service of General Grant.
Box 1, Folder 4

U.S. Patent Office documents relative to J.S. McMillin's "Improvement in applying steam power to the capstan of steamboats..." 1866-1867

Box 1, Folder 5

Court decrees, briefs, injunction, etc. relative to infringements of steam capstan patent 1867-1881

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence re steam capstan patent 1876

Box 1, Folder 7

"SIlver Wave" memos and public announcements 1855, 1863, 1876

Box 1

Realia 1893, undated

Scope and Content

Hand painted fan; souvenir badge of the Grand Army of the Republic.