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1841 Sept. 22
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1841 Sept. 22
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, dated 22 September 1841, from Elie A. F. Lavalette (Lavallette) (1790-1862), at Hampton, Virginia, to Bernard Peyton (1792-1854), Adjutant General of Virginia, in which Lavallette expresses his appreciation upon presentation of a sword for his services during the War of 1812
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Biographical or historical data
Born 3 May 1790, in Alexandria, Virginia, Elie Augustus Frederick Lavallette became a captain's clerk in 1800. He was appointed sailing master in the United States Navy 25 June 1812 and lieutenant 9 December 1814. He served aboard the U.S.S. Eagle, Saratoga and Spitfire in the U. S. Navy during the War of 1812. On 3 March 1831, Lavallette was appointed commander and on 23 February 1840 he was appointed captain. He commanded the U.S.S. Portsmouth during the Mexican War and participated in action in California. Lavallette was placed on the rear admiral retirement list 16 July 1862. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 November 1862, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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Vi
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
Lavallette, Albert T.
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000491701
Reproduction note
Photostat (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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