Barge Enterprise Ledger 1862-1863 and Rhinebeck, NY Area Scrapbook 1874-1907
The barge Enterprise voyaged from the Slate Dock in Rhinecliff, NY to Manhattan in regular visits.
The ledger covers the period 1862-1863, the middle of the American Civil War and indicates the kind of materials being shipped from the Rhinebeck area.
Great quantities of hay and straw for the cavalry were being bought and shipped by the United States Government from Rhinebeck area farmers.
The subsequent use of the ledger as a scrap book can be of assistance to the genealogist and family historian since many of the newspaper accounts refer to vital records of local citizens and covers the period 1874 through 1907.
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