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1017. (mounted photo) Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired c.1900.

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1017. (mounted photo) Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired c.1900.

1017. (mounted photo) Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired c.1900. Early mounted view measures 4 ½” x 6 ½” on 6” x 8” mount shows gun salute being fired at the burial of retired Captain N.J. Chevers, U.S.R.C.S Onondage. In this early view the casket and grave can be seen, with the officers and crew of the Onondaga surrounding the site. The back of photo is labeled: “Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired-St. Johns Episcopal Church, Hampton Va. Full military burial given by Onondaga’s Officers and Crew- 73’s Billy-“. The Onondaga was an Algonquin Class Revenue Cutter, built in 1898 by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. She was commissioned U.S.R.C. Onondaga on 24 October 1898; Acquired by the Navy 9 April 1917; Returned to the Treasury Department in 1919; Designated CG-5; Decommissioned 5 November 1919 at Baltimore, MD and sold for scrap. She had a complement 73 and armament of four 6-pounders. Image is clear, just a hint of foxing, a few marks and one 8” fold across the lower margin. (G+). $38.