USS MARION NICE FRANCE PORT SAID EGYPT, 1877
Seller ID: 0002390
On offer is a wonderful pair  of original manuscript letters handwritten by Midshipman Alexander Sharp, Jr., he of a storied career having served as an aide to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt and also commanded the U.S.S. VIXEN during the Spanish American War. He took part in the Battle of Santiago, the largest battle of the Spanish-American War. Sharp, born in Missouri in 1855, was the nephew of Civil War general and president Ulysses S. Grant. He entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis in June 1870 during the low point when the Navy was nearly out of existence. Ships we... View More...