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Saltpeter

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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

 Collection
Accession: 1418
Abstract:

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an 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