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    Gideon Welles and Andrew H. Foote Document Signed. One partially printed page, 7" x 9.25" (sight), on Navy Department letterhead, [Washington], March 11, 1861, to Master H. L. Howison ordering him to "...Proceed to New York and report to Comm. Breese for duty on board the U. S. Steamer Mohawk." Gideon Welles served as secretary of the navy throughout the Civil War. Admiral Andrew H. Foote was wounded while in command of the Western Gunboat Flotilla, the forerunner of the Mississippi River Squadron, during the assault on Fort Donelson. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of each of the men to an overall size of 19.75" x 15.75".

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