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About championhilz

Jeff T. Giambrone is a native of Bolton, Mississippi, and grew up near the Champion Hill Battlefield. He has a B.A. in history from Mississippi State University and an M.A. in history from Mississippi College. He has published four books: BENEATH TORN AND TATTERED FLAGS: A REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 38TH MISSISSIPPI INFANTRY, CSA, VICKSBURG AND THE WAR, which he co-wrote with Gordon Cotton, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN & NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, and his latest, in 2012, REMEMBERING MISSISSIPPI'S CONFEDERATES. In addition Giambrone has written articles for NORTH SOUTH CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE, MILITARY IMAGES MAGAZINE, NORTH SOUTH TRADER'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE, and THE CIVIL WAR MONITOR.

Pictures of the U.S.S. Washington

I created the U.S.S. Seattle blog back in 2009 as a test bed to give me a little experience before launching my Mississippi in the Confederacy blog. That blog has been up and running successfully for several years now, and … Continue reading

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This is my grandfather, Lynnly C. Adams of Brandon, Mississippi. He had his picture made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shortly before he was assigned to the U.S.S. Seattle. At the time this was taken, he was a 22-year-old seaman recruit.

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Welcome to the U.S.S. Seattle Blog!

This blog is dedicated to all the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Seattle (AC-11), an armored cruiser that served in the United States Fleet from 1905 – 1946. The Seattle had a very interesting history during her long life, … Continue reading

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