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1 August 1862: “Merrett is an old man-of-warsman; his discipline, courage, and patriotism would not brook inaction when his ship was in actual battle.”

Item description: “Letter from Commander Woodhull, U. S. Navy, to Commodore Wilkes, U. S. Navy, commending Gunner’s Mate John Merrett for devotion to duty in engagement at Harrison’s Landing.” To read more from the Official Records of the Union and … Continue reading

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