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Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Francis du Pont letter to Gustavus Vasa Fox (photocopy)

 Collection
Accession: 1418
Abstract:

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. The letter from du Pont to Navy Officer, Gustavus Vasa Fox (1821-1883) discusses the possibility of saltpeter shortage in the Union in the early years of the Civil War.

Dates: 1861 October 23

Samuel Francis du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-IX
Abstract:

Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Jos├ęphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). His papers document du Pont's professional and personal life against the background of the pre-Civil War service.

Dates: 1812-1865

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