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Civil War Iron-clad Admiral Hero Fort Fisher Navy Autograph Letter Signed 1865 For Sale

Civil War Iron-clad Admiral Hero Fort Fisher Navy Autograph Letter Signed 1865

CIVIL WAR Iron-Clad REAR-ADMIRAL ENOCH G. PARROTT

(1815 - 1879)

CIVIL WAR & MEXICAN WAR NAVAL COMMANDER & POST-CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN & REAR-ADMIRAL RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION BY ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER!

Parrott commanded the steamer, "Augusta" from 1861-1863 and participated in the battle of Port Royal, under Rear-Admiral Dupont, and subsequently engaged the rebel rams at the time of their sortie from Charleston on January 13, 1863, and was on this occasion under the fire of the rebel batteries in Charleston Harbor. Parrott then commanded the "Canonicus" and participated in the engagement with Howlett's Battery and the iron-clads on the James River on June 21, 1864. Parrott then commanded the iron-clad "Monadnock" in the attacks under Rear-Admiral Porter on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864 and January, 1865. And subsequently, under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, Parrott was present at the surrender of Charleston.

Here's a RARE CIVIL WAR DATE [1865] AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Parrott. The ALS is written from the U. S. Receiving Ship Ohio at the Boston Navy Yard transmitting a "Description List of John Burt... A RARE ALS!!!

The Document measures 5" x 7 1/2" and is in very good condition. Beautifully executed all in Parrott's hand - Parrott's signature is dark and BIOGRAPHY OF CIVIL WAR NAVAL OFFICER, ENOCH G. PARROTT

ENOCH GREENLEAFE PARROTT was a Civil War Naval Officer born in, and a resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In the Navy's "List of Officers to January 1, 1863," Parrott is listed as having been appointed to the Navy from New Hampshire on December 10, 1831. His early years were spent primarily with the Brazil Squadron. He was commissioned as Lieutenant in 1841 and was engaged in operations under Commodore Perry against Beraly, and the neighboring towns on the West coast of Africa in 1843, and was with all the landing parties. He served on the sloop "Saratoga" along the coast of Africa in 1843, served on the Frigate "Congress" attached to the Pacific Squadron from 1846-8. During the War with Mexico, he was with General Fremont's Expedition from Monterey to Los Angeles, at which place there was a slight engagement. Parrott was also at the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan, and in two skirmishes at the last-named place, he and the crew receiving the Thanks of the President and the Navy Department. Just prior to the Civil War, Parrott was attached to the Mediterranean Squadron (1852-3),the Pacific Squadron (1854-5), the Naval Observatory at Washington, D. C. (1857-8) and special duty (1859).

At the start of the Civil War, Parrott was commissioned a Navy Commander on April 24, 1861 in command of the "USS Augusta," and was immediately involved with the expedition that destroyed the Norfolk Navy Yard and the capture of the rebel privateer, "Savannah," which resisted. Parrott received for this action the commendation of the Navy Department. He commanded the steamer, "Augusta" from 1861-1863 and participated in the battle of Port Royal, under Rear-Admiral Dupont, and subsequently engaged the rebel rams at the time of their sortie from Charleston on January 13, 1863, and was on this occasion under the fire of the rebel batteries in Charleston Harbor. Parrott then commanded the "Canonicus" and participated in the engagement with Howlett's Battery and the iron-clads on the James River on June 21, 1864. Parrott then commanded the iron-clad "Monadnock" in the attacks under Rear-Admiral Porter on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864 and January, 1865. And subsequently, under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, Parrott was present at the surrender of Charleston. On January 28, 1865, he was recommended for promotion to Captain by Admiral David Dixon Porter and continued in the Naval service commanding the receiving ship "Boston" from 1865-8. He finally received his Captain's commission on July 25, 1866 and was attached to the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1869. Parrott was commissioned as Commodore in 1870 and was Commandant of the Navy Yard at Mare Island (1871-2) and Asiatic Station (1872-3). Parrott ultimately recived his commission as Rear-Admiral on November 8, 1873.

The "Civil War Naval Chronology," AN OFFICIAL publication of the US Navy, contains several references to Commander Parrott, as follows: (1) May 31, 1861 - - "U.S.S. Perry, Lieutenant Enoch G. Parrott, captured Confederate blockade runner, "Hannah M. Johnson." (2) Dec. 6, 1861 - - "U.S.S. Augusta, Commander Parrott captured British blockade runner, "Cheshire" off the the coast of South Carolina." (3) Jan 31, 1863 - - "U.S.S. Augusta, Commander Enoch G. Parrott took a shot in the port side, passing a little above the boiler," [by the Confederate State's ship "C.S.S. Palmetto State].

I am a proud member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC), The Ephemera Society of America, the Manuscript Society and the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) (member name: John Lissandrello). I subscribe to each organizations' code of ethics and authenticity is guaranteed. ~Providing quality service and historical memorabilia online for over ten years.~

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