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Joseph Combs Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Joseph Combs Papers, ca. 1865, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Combs was a boatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Petition to Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy, requesting reimbursement for his steamboat the Louisville. Combs had been detained by Rbel forces at natchez and then when liberated by Union troops his boat was considered a war prize. Papers also include a draft of a letter to President Andrew Johnson asking him to set aside Welles' ruling against Combs. Card file in repository
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