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A. G. Dehuff letter

Label
A. G. Dehuff letter, 1864 May 12
Title
A. G. Dehuff letter
Inclusive dates
1864 May 12
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 12 May 1864, from A. G. Dehuff (ca. 1838-1897) serving aboard the U.S.S. Mackinaw in the James River, to Emmie Dickson of McConnellburg, Pennsylvania, thanking her for her photograph that she sent. DeHuff describes the dangers faced by ships patrolling the James River and details how one vessel was blown up by a Confederate torpedo. Also contains a transcript of letter, biographical information on DeHuff and information on the Mackinaw
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Abraham Gilbert Dehuff was born about 1838 in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned to the Sebago from 3 December 1862 to 7 May 1863. He then served on the Nantucket from 6 November 1863 until reassigned to the Mackinaw 15 April 1864. Dehuff was discharged 28 November 1864. He returned to Lebanon County and worked as a railroad clerk and civil engineer. He and his wife Emma had five children. Dehuff died 27 November 1897 in Lebanon County.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
A. G. Dehuff letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 3
  • 4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001650798
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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