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    John A. Dahlgren War-date ALS to Gideon Welles. 7 3/4" x 10" 2-page letter written on the front leaves of bifolium lined writing paper, Flag Steamer "Philadelphia" off Morris Island, October 19, 1863, from Admiral John A. Dahlgren to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, marked Confidential. He talks about a planned secret attack by General Q. A. Gilmore on the south side of the harbor. He predicts success in this operation "if the Monitors succeed in getting into the channel between James I. and Ripley and can hold it." He stresses secrecy and is willing to postpone the operation if the "Iron Clads in their present force would be risked by going in." Ex: Estate of Gideon Welles.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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