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A Brownwater Sailor’s Legacy

In 1862 young Charles Fosdick locked several special possessions in a trunk before reporting for duty with the Mississippi River Squadron. The trunk remained with family members in western New York; its key went with him. Fosdick began his naval career as a lowly landsman on a magazine ship but was soon transferred to a commissary vessel.  […]