GOULD, WILLIAM B. [1864] An escaped North Carolinian slave who served as a sailor helping to enforce the Union blockade of the South. His spare but literate entries were published as Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor. Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University Press, 2002, by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. The Diary of William B. Gould and “A portion of the Cruise of the U.S. Steam Frigate ‘Niagara’ In Foreign Waters Compiled from the Journal of Wm. B. Gould.”

Diaries of New York: 1609 - 2009 by Teresa Carpenter

Diaries of New York