Samuel Washburn request for command, New York, 1862

Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center


Samuel Washburn wrote his brother, Elihu Washburne, requesting information about his chances of taking command of a gunboat. Elihu Washburne, who added the ancestral "e" to his surname, was serving in the House of Representatives from the State of Illinois at the time of this letter.

Samuel Washburn served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and after being wounded on the USS Galena, he returned to Livermore to care for his father.

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  • Title: Samuel Washburn request for command, New York, 1862
  • Creator: Washburn , Samuel Benjamin
  • Creation Date: 1862-01-28
  • Subject Date: 1862-01-28
  • Town: New York
  • County: New York
  • State: NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.11 cm x 12.74 cm
  • Local Code: 249 Samuel Washburn Collection Box 1 Folder 10
  • Collection: Samuel B. Washburn Collection, Correspondence: Sent 1843, 1862-1865
  • Object Type: Text

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