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Semmes, Alexander A., d. 1885 : Alexander A. Semmes letter books, 1862-1869

Letter books written in various hands containing official correspondence of A. A. Semmes while in command of U.S.S. Wamsutta, Portsmouth and U.S. Monitor Lehigh, and U.S. gunboat Tahoma in the service of the United States. In August 1864, he became commander of the USS Lehigh, participating in the bombardment of Fort Pringle and in the operations at Charleston until that city surrendered. He co-operated with Grant's army, fought the Howlett house batteries, and was present at the fall of Richmond in 1865.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 2 volumes
Subjects: Civil War
Call Number: VAULT folio Case MS F 83405.8
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