West, Lewis H. (b. 1829) to R. West
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03836.75 Author/Creator: West, Lewis H. (b. 1829) Place Written: Aboard USS "Fernandina" at St. Catherine's, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 September 1864 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 20.2 x 12.6 cm.
References her latest letter. Says he lives in the "usual humdrum manner." Says the ship stays close to shore and he hunts on the beach. Says he has also been fishing. Says he has been praised by Admiral Dahlgren for his discovery of the channel at St. Catherine's. Lauds Farragut's tactics at Mobile. Says most of his crew will be out of the service in several weeks and assumes he will be getting a new batch of "greenhorns." Says he will be in the war until it ends. Asks her to send coffee.
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