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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03836.34 Author/Creator: West, Lewis H. (b. 1829) Place Written: Aboard USS "Alabama" off St. Augustine, Florida Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1862 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 20.2 x 12.6 cm.

Says he just arrived in St. Augustine from Mosquito Inlet and that he will sail for Port Royal within the hour. Reports that just before they arrived at Mosquito Inlet, several ships that went upriver to attack a Confederate fort were ambushed, killing several officers and wounding the rest.

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