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Posted By: Glenn Falgou on: 07/29/2016 09:05:24 EDT
Subject: 1862 Union navy numerical signals

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Can anyone translate the ship-to-ship numerical signals below?
These are from the USS Sciota & USS Brooklyn on May 3, 1862
upon the capture of a sugar schooner upriver on the Mississippi
from New Orleans a few days after the city surrendered.

"Meridian to 4, Clear with light breeze from South. At 1 boarded
the schooner Gabriel Aime, loaded with sugar, made following
signals to the Brooklyn, 4317, 4998, 1510, 4793, 4310, 4901,
3990, 525, 2, 1, 19, 14, 13, 17, 14, 20, 7, 5, 3794, 6313, 2965,
2356, 419, 12, 5, 12, 15, 8, 9, 18, the Brooklyn answered 530,
6614, 4310, 974, sent schooner to New Orleans in charge of
M, M, Taylor at 4."

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