Secretary of the Navy Giideon Welles of Glastonbury Connecticut was Lincoln's able master of the sea, helping the US Navy become the force that strangled the Confederacy into submission. An Original Civil war letter from Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy, January 15, 1863, to Chief navy Engineer William WW Wood, ordering Wood to proceed to Washington and report to Senator John P Hale of the Naval Committee. Age stains, minor edge wear, Overall VG. Chief Engineer William Willis Wiley Wood, from Wake County, North Carolina superintended construction of the power system of the steam warship USS Merrimack before the War and during the War oversaw construction of the Navy steam fleet.
Senator John P hale was a founder of the Free Soil Party and an ally of Abraham Lincoln during the War. General Orders and other imprints.
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