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Dobbin, James Cochran (1814-1857) [Request for examination by the board of Naval Engineers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.016 Author/Creator: Dobbin, James Cochran (1814-1857) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 20 May 1856 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Requests that Archer report to Daniel B. Martin, Esq., Chief Engineer, to be examined by the Board of Engineers. The form is to be given to the care of J.R. Anderson, Esqr., Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va. Document co-signed by Daniel B. Martin on 1856/06/02 when Archer reported, and again on 1856/06/20 when Martin signed for Archer's discharge. Dobbin was secretary of the Navy (1853-1857) under Franklin Pierce.

Dobbin, James Cochran, 1814-1857
Archer, Edward Richard, 1834-1918
Anderson, J.R., fl. 1856-1863
Martin, Daniel B., fl. 1856

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