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REAR ADMIRAL SILAS HORTON STRINGHAM - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/04/1868 CO-SIGNED BY: H. H. GOODMAN - HFSID 273023

SILAS H. STRINGHAM. Document signed: "S. H. Stringham" as President of the Court, 1p, 7½x9¾. Also signed twice: "H H Goodman", Judge Advocate. Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, 1868 February 4. Summons to Midshipman M. S.

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SILAS H. STRINGHAM. Document signed: "S. H. Stringham" as President of the Court, 1p, 7½x9¾. Also signed twice: "H H Goodman", Judge Advocate. Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, 1868 February 4. Summons to Midshipman M. S. Day to attend the Naval General Court Martial of navy surgeon H. L. Babcock. Goodman's second signature discharges Day from further attendance. Silas 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. During the Civil War, H. H. GOODMAN was appointed Special Commissioner to investigate charges of fraud against private contractors and navy personnel. Mounting stains along ½-inch strip on left edge, which also has minor nicks. Otherwise, fine condition.

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