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General order and letters signed by D. G. Farragut, 1862 April 26; 1863 July 1; 1863 September 24.
Wyles SC 314
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Title:

General order and letters signed by D. G. Farragut, 1862 April 26; 1863 July 1; 1863 September 24

Creator/Contributor:

Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Meredith, William M. (William Morris), 1799-1873, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Holograph general order and letters signed by D. G. Farragut, a flag officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War who became its first Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, and Admiral. The general order, written on behalf of D. G. Farragut on April 26th, 1862 from the U. S. Flag Ship "Hartford", off the City of New Orleans, praises officers and men under his command for their steadiness, courage, and intrepidity on the mornings of the 24th and 25th during the Capture of New Orleans. The order is signed by D. G. Farragut, Flag Officer, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. The first holograph letter, written on behalf of Farragut on official stationery of the Flagship, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, is dated July 1st, 1863 in New Orleans. The letter states Farragut's regret about receiving the invitation to join the Independence festivities too late to reply but he expects to pay the usual honor due the day with a display of the flags and roar of cannon before Port Hudson, [Louisiana]. The letter is signed by D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral, Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron. The second holograph letter, written on behalf of Farragut on official stationery of the Flagship Western Gulf Blockading Squadron (with a line through the name) is dated September 24th, 1863 from Astor House to the Hon. W. M. Meredith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The letter asks for information regarding the whereabouts of Meredith's nephew, Paymaster W. T. Meredith, so Farragut can see him on business. The letter is signed by D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral.

Date:

1862 (issued)

Subject:

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Farragut, David Glasgow -- 1801-1870 -- Correspondence
Farragut, David Glasgow -- 1801-1870 -- Military service
Meredith, William M. (William Morris) -- 1799-1873
Meredith, William T
United States. -- Navy. -- West Gulf Squadron.
Hartford (Ship)
Military orders
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Blockades
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Capture, 1862
Port Hudson (La.) -- History -- 19th century
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

Note:

Included in folder is a printed description of the general order titled "Farragut's Praise For His Fleet".
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], General order and letters signed by D. G. Farragut. Wyles SC 314. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Orders (military records)
Letters (correspondence)

Physical Description:

3 items (3 leaves) ; 31 x 20 cm; 21 x 27 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.