Raynors HCA 2019-01
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INGRAHAM, Duncan Nathaniel (1802-1891) was an officer in the United States Navy who later served in the Confederate States Navy. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Ingraham was appointed Midshipman in the United States Navy on 18 June 1812 at the age of 10. After years of distinguished service, he was commissioned Captain 14 September 1855. While in command of the sloop-of-war St. Louis in the Mediterranean, in July 1853, he interfered with the detention by the Austrian consul at Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) of Martin Koszta, a Hungarian who had declared in New York his intention of becoming an American citizen, and, who had been seized and confined in the Austrian ship Hussar. For his conduct in this matter he was voted thanks and a Gold Medal by Congress. He resigned from the U.S. Navy 4 February 1861 to enter the Confederate States Navy with the rank of captain. He served as Chief of the Ordnance Bureau from 1861 to 1863, and as Commandant of the Charleston naval station from 1862 to 1865. Carte de visite of Captain Duncan Ingraham in naval uniform. Tinted. Very good condition....plus; Autograph Letter Signed “Dn. Ingraham” 1p. octavo, and reads in part: “...With regard to an autograph letter of the Hon. Mr. Lyons. I regret to state that I have none now in my possession, all my papers, letters & c. having been lost in the burning of Columbia by Sherman. I enclose you the only small photograph of myself that I have...” Fine condition. (2 items)
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