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Sherman, Edwin A. (Edwin Allen) (1829-1914) The life of the late Rear-Admiral John Drake Sloat, of the United States navy, who took possession of California and raised the American flag at Monterey on July 7th, 1846

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04712 Author/Creator: Sherman, Edwin A. (Edwin Allen) (1829-1914) Place Written: Oakland, California Type: Book signed Date: 1902 Pagination: 258 p. : illustrations : plates : supplement ; 26 x 17.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Sherman and inscribed to Bryant D. Campbell. Enlarged monumental edition. Includes supplemental pamphlet.

People: Sherman, Edwin A. (Edwin Allen)., 1829-1914
Sloat, John Drake, 1781-1867

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Mexican WarNavyMilitary HistoryAmerican WestAmerican FlagBattleLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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