Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Navy Commander George Henry Preble, a native of Portland and career military officer, wrote a plea to President Abraham Lincoln to restore his command.
Lincoln and Secretary of War Gideon Welles had dismissed Preble after the ship he commanded in Mobile Bay in September 1862 failed to stop and apprehend a Confederate ship that ran the blockade Preble was enforcing.
The letter is a copy of the original and is in the papers of Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, also of Portland, who was military governor of Louisiana.
About This Item
- Title: Commander G.H. Preble plea to Lincoln, Mobile, AL, 1862
- Creator: Preble, George Henry
- Creation Date: 1862-10-10
- Subject Date: 1862-10-10
- Town: Mobile
- State: AL
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 2/3
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Blockades--Alabama--Mobile Bay
- Courts martial & courts of inquiry--Alabama--Mobile
- Military discharges--Alabama--Mobile
- Military service--Alabama--Mobile
- Mobile Bay (Ala.)
- Recruiting & enlistment--Alabama--Mobile
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