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REAR ADMIRAL JOHN L. WORDEN - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 12/06/1874 - HFSID 33734

JOHN L. WORDEN Commanded the Union ironclad Monitor in its famous duel with the Virginia Third Person ALS: "R. Adml Worden", 1p, 5x7¼, affixed to sheet of similar size. Ebbett House, 1874 December 5. In full: "It will give R.

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JOHN L. WORDEN
Commanded the Union ironclad Monitor in its famous duel with the Virginia
Third Person ALS: "R. Adml Worden", 1p, 5x7¼, affixed to sheet of similar size. Ebbett House, 1874 December 5. In full: "It will give R. Adml Worden great pleasure to dine with Mr & Mrs Edmunds on Wednesday December 9th agreeably to their kind invitation." Worden commanded the new ironclad USS Monitor in its epic but indecisive battle with the CSS Virginia in 1862; he was temporarily blinded during the battle. He later became the Superintendent of the Naval Academy (1869-1874) and Commander of the European Squadron (1875-1877). Folds, not at signature. Light show through of mounting remnants in blank areas. Mounting sheet irregularly cut.

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