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ALDEN, Admiral James (1810-1877). American Rear Admiral during the Civil War. He commanded the Brooklyn during the famous Battle of Manila bay.  When the Monitor Tecumseh was sunk, Admiral Alden stopped his ship, throwing the fleet into disorder. He then received the famous order from Admiral Farragut: “Damn the torpedoes! Go Ahead, here!”  Typed letter signed, Jan. 10, 1871 on the imprinted stationery of Bureau of Navigation, Washington.  To Commander J.F. Green (1811-1897) while he was commanding the Southern Squadron of the North Atlantic Fleet at Key West, Florida. Naval Orders for forwarding stationery for a vessel named Terror by the first suitable water conveyance to Key West from the New York yard.  Circular stamp at the top left corner of the U.S.S. Congress, Jan. 19, 1871”.  Nice Naval item.................... $125.00




Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com