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Tittle, George A. to his sister

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02828.12 Author/Creator: Tittle, George A. Place Written: Aboard USS Kearsarge at Brest, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 September 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.2 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Says on 7 September while at Funchal, Madeira, they learned the CSS "Florida" was in the English Channel and they immediately started in pursuit of her. Put in to Ferrol, Spain on 14 September for coal. Heard that the "Florida" had gone to Brest, France and they left to intercept her on the 15 September. Says they arrived at Brest on 17 September, where they have blockaded the Confederate ship ever since. Says their length of time there will depend on the movements of the "Florida." Would have written right away, but wanted to wait until he got his mail from Cadiz (it was telegraphed for). Says it arrived today and that he received her letter of 7 August. Wants her to tell their father he apologizes for not writing as often as he should. Thinks that many letters he did write never made it.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesNavySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterConfederate States of AmericaFranceBlockadePost OfficeTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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