(Civil War, Ironclad Naval Operations)
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(Civil War, Ironclad Naval Operations), Autograph Letter Signed, from a Union sailor from the U.S.S. Chickasaw, August 20th, (1864), four pages, concerning the activities of the Chickasaw during the Battle of Mobile Bay, the capture of the C.S.S. Tennessee and the C.S.S. Velma, a skirmish near shore, and general life on an ironclad, folio, (folded, some toning). Note: According to the Naval Historical Center, the U.S.S. Chickasaw was commissioned in 1864. The 1300-ton "Milwaukee" class ironclad performed most of her duty with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. After the war she was renamed twice, used as a railroad ferry and eventually broken up in 1944.