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Memoir of William Ruschenberger


Dr. William Ruschenberger (d. 1895) was a United States Navy surgeon and was assigned to the USS Peacock, serving with Edmund Roberts as part of an American delegation representing the Jackson Administration to negotiate treaties with the Omani Empire and the Kingdom of Siam. His memoirs, still generally overlooked by historians, provide a treasure of information from throughout the world on everything from commercial practices, religious traditions, environment and geography, military and naval forces, cuisine and dress, and more. 

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"Memoir of William Ruschenberger ," in World History Commons, [accessed July 12, 2024]