Gideon Welles Civil War Navy Secretary Autograph Signed USS Ladona Ship Document

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ORIGINAL HISTORICAL EPHEMERA
 
 
CIVIL WAR SECRETARY OF NAVY - GIDEON WELLES
AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NAVY DEPARTMENT LETTER
TRANSFERRING A SAILOR FROM BLOCKAGE RUNNER U.S.S. LODONA
TO ACTING ASST. PAYMASTER SAMUEL ANDERSON
AT THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL YARD TO COMMANDANT HULL
MAY 2nd 1863
 
SIGNED & DATED JUST A MONTH BEFORE THE LADONA
ENGAGED THE CONFEDERATE GUNS AT MORRIS & FOLLY ISLAND IN
CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
 
USS LADONA WAS ORIGINALLY A BRITISH SHIP,
BUT WAS CAPTURED TRYING TO RUN THE  UNION BLOCKADE BY THE UNION GUN BOAT USS UNADILLA AND THEN PRESSED INTO SERVICE
FOR THE UNION NAVY
 
MEASURES 8 x 9.75 INCHES, SUITABLE FOR FRAMING
 
GOOD CONDITION, W/ LIGHT AGE WEAR
GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
PLEASE SEE IMAGES

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