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James Edward Jouett Miscellaneous Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], James Edward Jouett Miscellaneous Papers, 1861-1893, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Native Kentuckian, naval officer, and veteran of the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. Jouett's 13 Aug. 1861 letter written from the frigate Santee to Captain Theodorus Bailey asks for a shore station and notes that he has not had a shore station in 17 years and only 13 months off duty; his 20 Feb. 1862 letter to William W. McKean, commander, Gulf Blockade Squadron, states his desire to command a gunboat; and a 5 Feb. 1893 letter to an unidentified friend notes that he was pleased by his retirement bill as passed by Congress, and notes that he was the only officer who ever captured a vessel of war and was not promoted a grade and given the thanks of Congress
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