Autograph Note Signed
(1824-93) A native of New Jersey, he joined the U.S. Navy on February 25, 1840. After sailing around the world aboard the U.S.S. Constellation, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated in 1846. He served during the Mexican War aboard the U.S.S. Independence and was at the capture of Mazatlan in 1847. He was wounded in China's Canton River in 1856. During the Civil War, he was a lieutenant commander and his principal service was in the Gulf of Mexico and in North Carolina waters where he captured the C.S.S. Albemarle. He served as the commander of the Somerset, Sagamore and Wyalusing during the war. He remained in the U.S. Navy after the war, and was promoted to Rear Admiral on September 4, 1884. He served as Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting for six years, and later commanded the European Station.
Autograph Note Signed: 4 3/4 x 7 3/4, in ink. Culpeper, Virginia, March 2nd, 1891. E.S. Richards, Hotel Warwick, Springfield, Mass. Yours most truly, Earl English, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Light age toning and wear.