On Feb 1, 1863, Thomas Drinkwater was captain of the steamboat "Storm" on the Ohio River. His clerk was Lonny James. The Storm was running downriver, at least as far as Owensboro, Kentucky. It may have been homeported in Pittsburg.
Among the passengers were two escaped Rebel POWs, Captain Thomas Monroe Coombs, and Pvt Charles H. Bess, who were on their way to rejoin their units. Tom Coombs kept notes on his adventures during the war, which can be read at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~greenwolf/coombs/index.htm)
Seeking information on Thomas Drinkwater and Lonny James and/or their vessel. Any leads appreciated.
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