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John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was an officer in the Confederate States Navy who was nicknamed the "Prince of Privateers" due to his success as a blockade runner and commerce raider in the U.S. Civil War. Maffitt had been adopted by an uncle in his early years and moved to North Carolina. So when the war began, he resigned his US Navy commission and offered his services to the Confederacy. He spent years running blockades, and capturing other vessels. Reportedly he captured over 70 "prizes," worth somewhere in the $10 - 15 million range.Autograph Document Signed "J.N. Maffitt", 1pp, nd. np. In part, "The flag officer wishes the following signals 181 Hand Fires; 182 Spread fires; 183 Anchor line ahead; ... The 'Flag Officer' desires a special report ..."
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Confederate Naval Document - J.N. Maffitt

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $343.75
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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