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Finding aid for the John S. McMillin papers 0003
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.42 Linear feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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