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George Marcellus Ransom letters.
BANC MSS 2010/188 box 1
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Title:

George Marcellus Ransom letters

Creator/Contributor:

Ransom, George Marcellus, 1820-1889, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Ransom, Jane Manley, 1820-1911, correspondent.

Abstract:

Six handwritten letters from midshipman George M. Ransom, USN, written aboard the U.S.S Fredonia and the Prize Schooner Mahones containing his eyewitness accounts of the siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico and the castle of San Juan d'UlĂșa. Addressed to his wife [Jane Manley Ransom] in Richfield Springs, New York. Includes typescript transcriptions of each letter.

Date:

1847 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Ransom, George Marcellus -- 1820-1889 -- Archives
Ransom, George Marcellus -- 1820-1889 -- Correspondence
Ransom, Jane Manley -- 1820-1911 -- Correspondence.
Castillo de San Juan de UlĂșa (Mexico)
Fredonia (Bark)
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico) -- History -- Surrender, 1847 -- Personal narratives

Note:

George Marcellus Ransom letters, BANC MSS 2010/188, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from William Reese Co.; 2010. CU-BANC
Purchase from William Reese Co.; 2010.
George Marcellus Ransom was a midshipman aboard the U.S.S. Fredonia during the Mexican War. He went on to have a distinguished naval career during the Civil War eventually attaining the rank of Commodore.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
0.2 (1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2010/188 box 1

Origin:

California