Two articles composed of several pages and posts on the GeorgetownSteamboats website have been published in PowerShips magazine.  PowerShips is the voice of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  Mr Matthew S Schulte, Executive Director, has graciously granted permission to scan and post the pages of those articles on GeorgetownSteamboats.

The first article, “No Place For a Lady“, was the description of the Missouri River journey in 1869 written by Nancy Ann (Poe) Ebert.

The second article, “The History of a Civil War Transport, the Clara Poe ” is the story of the str Clara Poe adventures during the Civil War and the unsuccessful request for indemnity which spanned six presidencies.

On 29 Sep 2013, my story entitled The Game was published in the East Liverpool Review (The Game).  My story was enlivened by the addition of images of Honus Wagner and the Georgetown baseball players and strengthened by professional editing.

Many if not all of my Georgetown steamboat officer biographies/pages have been copied, without my consent/permission, into the Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters by Myron J Smith, a librarian at Tusculum College in TN.  I do not own the book, have never been contacted by its author, have not reviewed the  Smith accounts except those pages permitted by Amazon. 

The same biographies/pages can be found in various public trees.  I encourage use of my website but it frosts me to have my work and research copied for personal financial gain.


Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters
956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others

Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-6967-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1698-8
149 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
340pp. softcover (8.5 x 11) 2015

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Price: $75.00 

About the Book
From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams.

Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts.

Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition.

About the Author(s)
Prolific author Myron J. Smith, Jr., is professor emeritus and former library director at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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