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West, Lewis H. (b. 1829) to R. West

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03836.33 Author/Creator: West, Lewis H. (b. 1829) Place Written: Aboard USS "Alabama" at Port Royal, South Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 March 1862 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 20.2 x 12.6 cm.

Says they had an easy run from Baltimore to Port Royal. Reports that St. John's, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine are under Union control. Says the army is afraid of Confederate attacks around Port Royal and has requested more vessels. Praises Burnside's recent advances.

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