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Enoch G. Parrott correspondence
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Letters of a Navy lieutenant to his sister and mother during the Mexican War.
Enoch Greenleafe Parrott was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Nov. 27, 1815 and entered Navy service in 1831; he was made lieutenant in 1841. He was attached to the frigate Congress in the Mexican War, and was in the naval force accompanying John C. Fremont's march from Monterey to Los Angeles, taking an active part in the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan. After his service during the Civil War, as a commander, he rose in the ranks until attaining the position of rear-admiral in 1873. He was commandant of the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo 1871-1872. Parrott retired in 1874. Never married, he spent winters in New York City, and died there May 10, 1879, with burial in Portsmouth.
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