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John H. Knowles Papers, 1864-1914

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John H. Knowles Papers, 1864-1914: Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in 2008



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Knowles, John H., 1830-1895
Title: John H. Knowles Papers
Dates: 1864-1914
Size: 28 items (1 box)
Abstract: The collection consists mostly of Knowles's discharge papers and documents relating to a widow's pension for Mary A.E. Knowles. Knowles, a quartermaster aboard the U.S.S. Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, is reputedly the man who lashed Admiral David G. Farragut to the ship's rigging at the request of Captain Percival Drayton, who feared Farragut might lose his balance or be wounded and fall. After the Civil War, Knowles served aboard training vessels at the U.S. Naval Academy
Call number: MS 382
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Snyder on September 11, 1984.

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