R.H. LAMSON SIGNATURE; LIEUTENANT COMMANDING THE USS GETTYSBURG AT FT. FISHER

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Clipped signature in period ink, “R. H. Lamson, Lieut. U.S. Navy, Commanding U.S.S. Gettysburg” on 3” x 1 ¾” card stock.

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Roswell Hawks Lamson was a Civil War Union Naval Officer with roots in the Oregon Trail.  He was was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1858. When the Civil War broke out, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. Finishing his final year of the academy at sea, he graduated the Naval Academy in 1862 as second in his class.  He commanded many ships during the Civil War such as the “USS Mount Vernon” and the “USS Louisiana.” While in command of “USS Gettysburg,” he was in the forefront of the attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina. In January, 1865 Lamson led a party of sailors and Marines that enabled the capture of Fort Fisher. Lamson resigned from the Navy in 1866 and led a post-war life in Oregon as the Clerk of U.S. Customs.  [crs]

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