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[James Barron Hope] to Annie, 8 May 1862

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 86
Identifier: id172998

Scope and Contents

Letter concerns planned abandonment of Norfolk because "to compete with the North in producing an ironclad Navy is out of the question"; Yorktown will be abandoned but "we grow stronger as we go from the coast." Description of Randolph, Secy of Army, "tall sinewy" and of Mallory, Secy of Navy, "a stupid little man."


  • Creation: 8 May 1862


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From the Collection: 5.00 Linear Feet

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository