REAR ADMIRAL SILAS HORTON STRINGHAM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 9/24 - HFSID 33804
SILAS HORTON STRINGHAM
The US Navy veteran of three wars signs a pass for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Autograph Note signed: "S. H. Stringham", 1 page, 5x8. Brooklyn, New York, September 24, no year. In full: "Please permit the bearer Mr. Marsh & friend to pass into the Navy Yard." Silas Horton Stringham (1798-1876) served the US Navy in three major wars and other naval engagements. During the War of 1812, he saw action against British warships aboard the frigate President. He participated in campaigns against Algerian corsairs, and in the capture of a slave ship. During the Mexican War, he commanded the Ohio during the assault on Veracruz. As a US Rear Admiral during the Civil War, he commanded the North Atlantic Blockade Squadron. He was Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1845 to 1846. Left edge frayed from binding. Lightly toned. Multiple mailing folds. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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