Gardner B. Clark papers 1861-1865
The "Innocents Abroad" was apparently a loosely organized club composed of government clerks and devoted to annual boat excursions up the East Coast. All but three of the members named in the journal are listed in the Washington City Directory as clerks working either in the treasury, the post office, or the 6th auditing division.
Members wore a uniform consisting of black pants and a navy blue shirt. On the front of the shirt was a red star with white initials "I" and "A".