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George Henry Preble Papers, 1858-1869

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George Henry Preble Papers, 1858-1869: 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 November 2008



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885
Title: George Henry Preble Papers
Dates: 1858-1869
Size: 29 items (1 folder)
Abstract: Letters to William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869), U.S. Senator from Maine. The early correspondence relates to attempts to increase pay for naval officers. The letters from 1862 to 1869 center on Preble's dismissal from the Navy for allowing the C.S.S Florida (built in England as the Oreto) to reach safe harbor in Mobile during the blockade in 1862, and Preble's efforts to be reinstated and cleared of any wrongdoing. Two letters relate to Preble's friend Navy Paymaster J.B. Rittenhouse.
Call number: MS 381
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from Joseph Rubinfine American Historical Autographs in 1977.

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