Union Naval Commander Samuel Francis Du Pont War Date ALS

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Civil War-dated ALS signed “S. F. Du Pont,” one page, 5.25 x 8, November 9, 1864. Letter to Admiral Porter, in part: “I believe Mr. Sawyer has already presented himself to you. It gives me pleasure however to say that I knew him well while I commanded the South Atl. Squadron, and that I always found him an intelligent gentleman, accurate in his reports, and ever desirous…in all matters connected with them.” In fine condition. Highly suitable for framing.

Union naval officer (1803–1865) who made significant contributions to the modernization of the US Navy, despite being blamed for the Union’s failure at Charleston.

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