2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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EVANS, Robley Dunglison (1846-1912), born in Floyd County, Virginia, was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, who served from the American Civil War to the Spanish–American War. In 1907–1908, he commanded the Great White Fleet on its worldwide cruise from the Atlantic Ocean through the Straits of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean. In the attacks on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, he exhibited great gallantry under fire on 15 January 1865. He led his landing party of United States Marines through heavy fire to charge the Confederate defenses. Evans continued to fight even after his fourth wound, drawing his pistol and threatening to kill any man who attempted to amputate his leg in surgery when he was evacuated. Typed Letter Signed “R.D. Evans” as Rear Admiral, January 23, 1908, At sea en route to Punta Arenas Chili, 1pp., VG. Evans writes a High School Principal, in part “Please accept ... our thanks for your Christmas Greetings ... I enclose the list of ships which you requested ...” The accompany page lists the 26 ships and their commanding officers.
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He Commands The Great White Fleet and Lists The Ships in That Fleet

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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $100.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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