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Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log, 1926: Finding Aid

Published in September 2019

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 531
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log
  • Dates: 1926
  • Size: 0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
  • Creator: Leutze, Eugene Henry Cozzens, 1848-1931
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze was an Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1867. The Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log was completed in 1926. The log chronicles every movement of Leutze's United States Navy career, from his admission to the United States Naval Academy in 1863 until his retirement as a Rear Admiral in 1912.

Biographical Chronology of Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze

1847
  • Born on November 16 in Dusseldorf, Germany to Emanuel and Julie Leutze.
1863
  • On March 4, appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Washington, DC as a member of the Class of 1867.
1867
  • In June, graduates from the United States Naval Academy.
  • In July, attached to the European Squadron, with duty aboard U.S.S. Minnesota (Steam frigate), U.S.S. Canandaigua (Screw sloop-of-war), and U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Screw sloop-of-war).
1868
  • On December 18, commissioned an Ensign.
1869
  • In April, detached from the European Squadron and waiting orders.
  • In June, attached to the receiving ship U.S.S. Vermont.
  • In August, attached to U.S.S. Severn (Screw sloop-of-war), flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron.
1870
  • On March 21, promoted to Master.
1871
  • On March 21, promoted to Lieutenant.
  • In December, transferred to the North Atlantic Squadron's new flagship, U.S.S. Worcester (Screw sloop-of-war).
1872
  • In March, assigned to the Nicaragua Surveying Expedition.
  • In July, detached and waiting orders.
  • In August, assigned to special duty in Washington, DC.
  • In September, detached and waiting orders.
  • In November, reattached to the Nicaragua Surveying Expedition.
1873
  • In March, marries Julia Jarvis McAlpine.
  • In July, granted leave of absence.
1874
  • In January, assigned to the Hydrographic Office in Washington, DC.
  • In December, attached to the Panama Surveying Expedition.
1875
  • In April, returns to the Hydrographic Office in Washington, DC.
  • In August, detached from the Hydrographic Office.
  • In September, attached to the North Pacific Squadron aboard U.S.S. Tuscarora (Screw sloop-of-war).
1876
  • In August, assigned to special service aboard U.S.S. Portsmouth (Sloop-of-war).
  • In August, assigned to duty with the Coast Survey.
1880
  • In November, granted leave of absence. Employed by Tehuantepec Railroad Company for surveying duty.
1882
  • In July, assigned to special service aboard U.S.S. Nantucket (Monitor).
  • In October, attached to U.S.S. Juniata (Screw sloop-of-war) as Executive Officer.
1885
  • In December, detached and waiting orders.
1886
  • In January, assigned to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in Seamanship and then as Head of the Department of Modern Languages.
1889
  • On March 26, promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
1890
  • In March, attached to North Atlantic Squadron flagship U.S.S. Philadelphia (Protected cruiser: C-4), ultimately serving as Executive Officer.
1892
  • In November, attached to the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
1896
  • In April, assumes command of U.S.S. Michigan (Side-wheel steamer) on the Great Lakes.
1897
  • On January 5, promoted to Commander.
  • In April, appointed assistant, and later inspector, for the 9th Lighthouse District in Chicago.
1898
  • In January, assumes command of U.S.S. Alert (Gunboat: AS-4).
  • In May, attached to the Asiatic Station aboard U.S.S. Monterey (Monitor: BM-6).
  • In October, appointed Commandant of the Cavite Navy Yard.
1899
  • In December, detached and waiting orders.
1900
  • In February, assigned to special duty with the Bureau of Ordnance in Washington, DC.
  • In March, appointed Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory at the Washington Navy Yard.
1901
  • On October 9, promoted to Captain.
1902
  • In October, assumes command of U.S.S. Maine (Battleship: BB-10).
1904
  • In November, appointed member of the Board of Inspection and Survey.
1905
  • In October, appointed Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard and Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory.
1907
  • On July 6, promoted to Rear Admiral.
1909
  • On November 16, placed on the Retired List.
1910
  • In March, appointed Commandant of the New York Naval Yard.
1931
  • On September 31, dies in Brooklyn, New York.
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Description of Contents

The Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log, comprising 0.1 linear feet of documentation in a single volume, was completed in 1926. The log chronicles every movement of Leutze's United States Navy career, from his admission to the United States Naval Academy in 1863 until his retirement as a Rear Admiral in 1912.

The Log, consisting of a 111 page typescript in a three-ring binder, is divided into two sections. Prior to the beginning of pagination, the Log offers a list of Leutze's ranks with date of attainment and an annual synopsis of his duty stations. The first two paginated pages offer a year by year overview of Leutze's time as a midshipman at the Naval Academy, as well as his itinerary bringing him from Germany to the United States prior to admission. The remaining 103 pages of the Log consists of a near daily schedule of Leutze's movements throughout his career, noting every city and port he visited, as well as the days the ships he was attached to sailed.

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Arrangement

The Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log comprises a single volume; arranged chronologically therein.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze in June 1926. Accession No. 63708.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze in this repository can be found in his Midshipman Conduct Record and Alumni Jacket, as well as RG 405.2.3 Entry 75: Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Letters and Reports Received by the Superintendent Relating to Individual Midshipmen, 1846-1888. Portraits of Leutze are available in United States Naval Academy: Class of 1867: Photograph Album (Photo Album 9) and RG 405.10: Still Pictures/Midshipmen: Classes, 1846-2000.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log, MS 531

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

Cogar, William B. Dictionary of Admirals of the U.S. Navy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in September 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in September 2019.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Admirals -- United States -- Biography
  • Leutze, Eugene Henry Cozzens, 1848-1931
  • United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography

Genre Terms

  • Chronologies (lists)
  • Manuscripts
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Log, 1926

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