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ADMIRAL ALBERT GLEAVES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/05/1918 - HFSID 313663

 

ADMIRAL ALBERT GLEAVES
World War I-dated latter, signed as Commander of the US Navy's Cruiser and Transport Force
Autograph Letter signed: "Albert Gleaves/Rear Admiral US Navy", 1 page, 5¾x3¾. Included is a 5¼x8 book photograph of the admiral. Flagship of Force Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, 1918 September 5. On personal letterhead to "My dear Mr. Allen", in full: "It gives me much pleasure to comply with your request. Very truly yours". Albert Gleaves (1858-1937) graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1877. During the Spanish-American War, he commanded a torpedo boat, making improvements in torpedo guidance which would make the weapon much more devastating in World War I. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1915, he commanded the Cruiser and Transport Force of the Atlantic Fleet, receiving Distinguished Service Medals from both the Army and Navy. In 1919, promoted to Admiral, he took command of the Asiatic Fleet. Gleaves wrote two naval biographies and a history of the Cruiser and Transport Force, retiring in 1921. Tape on top right corner. Corners slightly worn. Ink transfer.


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ADMIRAL ALBERT GLEAVES
Born: January 1, 1858 in Nashville, Tennessee
Died: January 6, 1937 in Haverford, Pennsylvania





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