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The USS Emily was a Union steamer[1] during the American Civil War.

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.[1] At some point in her service history, she was captained by George Howland.[2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 (1862-10-06))". 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.,M1. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. "Selected Civil War Collections held by the New York State Library". New York, USA: New York State Library. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. 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"