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Marchand, Henry C. (1818-1882) to John B. Marchand

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02680.05 Author/Creator: Marchand, Henry C. (1818-1882) Place Written: Greensburg, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1858 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.4 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Marchand's brother discusses family events, inquires about retiring admirals, and mentions a black servant who was fired after running away. Also notes "The gas company have laid their pipes through the town and as a general thing almost every person will use it."

Background Information: John B. Marchand was an officer in the United States Navy. He captained the steamer "Memphis" during the Paraguay expedition, served as Captain of the U.S.S. Lackawanna during ...the Civil War, later promoted to Commodore.See More

People: Marchand, Henry Clay, 1819-1882
Marchand, John Bonnett, 1808-1875

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NavyMilitary HistoryMaritimeServantAfrican American HistoryInfrastructureIndustryScience and Technology

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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