In October 1862, the Emily fell under the jurisdiction of a Colonel Howard at Roanoke Island, whereat she was lent to Lieutenant Commander C. W. Flusser to ferry Union servicemen wounded in the Joint Expedition Against Franklin to Norfolk Hospital. At some point in her service history, she was captained by George Howland.
- Long, The Hon. John D.; Rawson, Edward K.; Stewart, Charles W.. "Expedition against Franklin, Va., October 3, 1862: Report of Lieutenant-Commander Flusser, U. S. Navy, commanding U. S. S. Commodore Perry. (October 6, 1862. )"Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 1. 8. Washington, D.C., USA: United States Government Printing Office. pp. 108–110. http://books.google.com/books?id=z_vazSor5nUC&printsec=toc&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PPA104,M1. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
- "Selected Civil War Collections held by the New York State Library". New York, USA: New York State Library. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/mssc/allcwrec.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Casstevens, Frances Harding (August 2004). "Partial List of Inmates at Castle Thunder". George W. Alexander and Castle Thunder: A Confederate Prison and Its Commandant. McFarland & Company. p. 185. ISBN 9780786418596. "Howland, George—Captain of U.S.S. Emily, held in Libby Prison and Castle Thunder. Letters and memoirs are housed in the New York State Library.253"
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