1901 - 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CHARMED WISCONSIN MAN WHO GOES TO SEA AND LANDS A BERTH ON THE USS MASSACHUSETTS

By: CHARLES WIESEKE USN

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On offer is a super, original 1901 - 1905 manuscript diary handwritten by a Mayville Wisconsin man who enlisted in the United States Navy. Charles Wieseke (b.7/12/1879 - d.4/11/1965) who as he states in his first entry states, "Oct. 30th, 1901 - Enlisted in the navy in Milw for 4 years." We learn Charley served initially, during, the Spanish American War, as a naval seaman aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts B2 which was frequently the Flagship and Charley endured Admiral's Inspections and he observes the many ships and boats that call on the flag. [He would return to his home of Maryville and serve his community as an Alderman for many years too.] The diary a gift from his 'chumb Armand' has 50+ pages of narrative and several regarding financials etc. Life aboard the USS Massachusetts provided lots of enviable entries for those who love the sea and being a sailor with ports of call aplenty and much of the daily life and duties aboard a battlship: Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Cruiser Columbia; beating the Alabama in a trial run; Hampton Roads; Charleston South Carolina; Matanzas Cuba; monument of 400 Cubans slain by Spaniards; Havana; San Juan; Culebra Puerto Rico; Guantanamo Bay; Santiago Bay; Cienfuegos; Colon; Port of Spain Trinidad; Martinique; Guadeloupe; St. Thomas; Torpedo Boat Porter; Admiral Dewey; Admiral Sampson; St Pierre Mount Pelee volcano eruption; New York; Newport; New London; Rockport; Block Island; Castries St Lucia; Basseterre St Kitts; Galveston; Boston; Azores; Bar Harbor; Horta Fayal; Oyster Bay; Missouri - Illinois collision; Annapolis, Solomon Island; Philadelphia; Provincetown; and much, much more. Other miscellaneous content details what the author paid out ("Oyster Shells - $0.80"); safety valve rules; addresses; clothing list (with prices!); money owed; small stores; money received; etc. The book proper has leather covers which are detached but present but the text block is overall G.

Title: 1901 - 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CHARMED WISCONSIN MAN WHO GOES TO SEA AND LANDS A BERTH ON THE USS MASSACHUSETTS

Author Name: CHARLES WIESEKE USN

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: MAYVILLE WISCONSIN ABOARD THE USS MASSACHUSETTS, 1901

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002216

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