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Prevost, James Charles (1810-1891) to John G. Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03804.17 Author/Creator: Prevost, James Charles (1810-1891) Place Written: In the Dockyard at Gibraltar Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 October 1869 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.3 x 12.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Rear Admiral Prevost of the Royal Navy to Captain Walker of the USS "Sabine." Writes that he is obliged for the honor "you did me in saluting me when I visited your ship - and I regret very much I have not the opportunity of returning it, except by thanking you which I now do." Says he is especially honored because his flag was not raised and Walker did not have to do it.

Background Information: Prevost was born in Bedhampton, Hampshire, England and joined the navy in 1823 and by 1850 was a Commander aboard the HMS "Portland," flagship of Rear Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, whose daughter (...Ellen Mary) he married on 18 October 1842. He was the Commissioner for Britain in the negotiations to determine the boundary between British Columbia and the United States.See More

People: Walker, John

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: MississippiNavyUnion GeneralGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryDiplomacyAmerican Flag

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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