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1863 Letter about the U.S.S. Ironclad Passaic with Autograph of Rear Admiral John Dahlgren
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Here is a beautifully written letter from the Civil War with a vividly clear autograph of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren Letter. This letter is about a court-martial aboard the U.S.S. New ironsides. The letter is has the letter on one side with the autograph and notations on the reverse of the page. The overall size measures 7-3/4ths inches by 9-3/4ths inches. It has the bold heading from "Navy Department Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting" and is dated December 18th 1863. The letter is addressed to Lieutenant Commander Edward Simson. Edward Simpson (March 3, 1824 – December 1, 1888) would go on to rise to the rank of Read Admiral. The letter is informing Simpson of who would be the crew of the Passaic. On the back of the letter, it has several notes about the ship and is signed in ink by Admiral Dahlgren. The Admiral signs it in ink "J A Dahlgren". and he adds his rank. The letter is accompanied by a modern made xerox image of the two Admirals in Uniform.

Item #: B9109
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