That makes these cannons at Old Spanish Fort a possible place to visit for Poe family fans, if not for the War of 1812 connection. There’s not another possible Poe attraction in a thousand miles of Pascagoula Actually that’s an exaggeration as Richmond VA (894 miles) and Sullivan’s Island, SC (672 miles) are closer to Pascagoula MS than a thousand miles . This meandering post has finally come to a conclusion. Hopefully this will make up for missing Henry’s grave while visiting his famous brother’s monument just yards away on a visit to Baltimore ten years ago. I’d sure like to see Henry’s grave properly located and marked.. If you are in the neighborhood of Pascagoula MS, drop on in and see Old Spanish Fort and those cannon.
Item 39. Journal Kept by Captain's Clerk Charles J. Deblois on Board the USS Macedonian, Commanded by Comdr. John Downes. Nov. 10, 1818-July 8, 1819. 1 vol. 1 in. The journal was sent to the Office of Library and Naval War Records for review in 1888 by a Mr. Saltonstall and was presented to the Office of Naval Records and Library by Miss Louisa Huntington, May 1932. The volume containing the journal also contains newspaper clippings giving accounts of the hurricane of September 27, 1818, in which the Macedonian suffered extensive damages. The journal has been reproduced as NARA Microfilm Publication M876, Journal of Charles J. Deblois, Captain's Clerk Aboard the USS Macedonian, 1818-1819.
Also US Govt Archives has copies of US Navy Muster rolls, T829: Misc Records of the US Navy, 1789-1925, which might turn up Henry Poe. Check out the muster and pay rolls for the Macedonian which run from 1813 to 1829, which are on microfilm. http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/navy-records-1789-to-1925.html