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A Mariner's Tale
The Civil War Years

A Mariner's Tale

George Price (1824 - 1895) joined the merchant navy in his teens.

 

In the 1840s, he jumped at the opportunity to fight with America in Mexico - a decision that led to a long career with the U.S. Navy based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

Promoted by Admiral Farragut after the battle of New Orleans, Price was wounded in the fighting at Vicksburg.

Click on the image to learn more about life at sea during America's Civil War.

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