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Lee, Samuel Phillips (1812-1897) to Richard T. Renshaw

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02254.33 Author/Creator: Lee, Samuel Phillips (1812-1897) Place Written: Havana, Cuba Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 23 March 1872 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19 x 34.5 cm.

Rear Admiral Lee orders Renshaw to investigate an attack reported by the Colonel Chief of Staff, Jose de Chasso. De Chasso's report was relayed by Genl. Franciscos de Ceballos. Sailors "supposed to belong to the Worcester, attacked a Sentinel stationed on the Cavalry Mole."

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