Letters, documents, testimony regarding Capt. John S. McMillin, his command of the Union steamer "Silver Wave" during the
Civil War, and his steam capstan patent.
John S. McMillin was the owner of a transport ship, the "Silver Wave" that was pressed into service on the Missisippi River
from 1861-1863. McMillin also invented a steam powered capstan during this period, which was patented in 1867.
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