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Showing the Flag: The Civil War Naval Diary of Moses Safford, USS Constellation

by Bopp, Lawrence J. and Bockmiller, Stephen R.
Publisher: The History Press
Retail Price: $34.99
Issue: Summer 2005
ISBN: 1596290145

In 1862, the USS Constellation embarked on an expedition of the Mediterranean to secure the stability of U.S. naval commerce abroad. Safford served as a yeoman on the ship and recorded, along with the routine occurrences of seafaring life, his reactions to the news from home concerning the fate of the Union in the Civil War.

review of Showing the Flag: The Civil War Naval Diary of Moses Safford, USS Constellation, by Bopp, Lawrence J., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2005).