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Isaiah Hanscom letter

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Isaiah Hanscom letter, 1864 Jan. 3
Title
Isaiah Hanscom letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Jan. 3
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 3 January 1864, from Isaiah Hanscom (1815-1880) at Norfolk, Virginia, to his father-in-law Joseph Frost (1791-1880) of Eliot, Maine, concerning Hanscom's work at the Norfolk Naval Yard and Commodore John W. Livingston (d. 1885), conditions in occupied Norfolk, African American troops, General Benjamin Butler (1818-1893), and family news. He mentions his wife Sarah (1812-1865) and son Meldon LeRoy (1843-1919)
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Biographical or historical data
Isaiah Hanscom was born 29 June 1815 in Maine. A carpenter, he became a naval constructor 14 March 1856. Hanscom worked on the naval yard at Mare Island, California and Kittery, Maine. During the Civil War, he repaired the Norfolk Naval Yard in Norfolk, Virginia. Hanscom also served at the shipyard at Charlestown, Massachusetts. After the Civil War on 28 January 1871, he was appointed chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair and as such received the rank of commodore. Hanscom retired from the Navy 29 June 1877. Hanscom married first Sarah Cutts Frost (1812-1865) of Maine on 24 September 1835, and they had three children. He married second Julia Lord, and they had one son. Hanscom died in Washington D.C. 5 March 1880.
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VIC
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Isaiah Hanscom letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Early American History Auctions, Inc.
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001651966
Type of unit
p.

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