Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials!COMMANDER THOMAS WILLIAM BRENT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/16/1862 - HFSID 283740. THOMAS WILLIAM BRENT As Commander of the Confederate Navy Station at Savannah, Georgia, he orders a reduction in the number of petty officers serving aboard the steamer Savannah. Brent, as Commander, 1 page, 8¼x10½. Savannah, Georgia, 1862 July 16. On letterhead of Confederate States Navy Station to Lt.
Rutledge, Commanding, Naval Battery & Steamer Savannah, Savannah River. In full: You will reduce to the rates of their original entry into the service, all Petty Officers under your command, over & above the complement of the Steamer'Savannah'. In 1857 Brent, by now a Commander, received his first command: the USS Marion, a 16-gun sloop of war. In January 1861, he resigned his USN commission, and in March 1861 - now a Commander in the Confederate Navy, he took command of the Pensacola Navy Yard. One year later (March 8, 1862), he obeyed an order to evacuate the base, torching the Navy Yard and defending fortifications.
Brent was reassigned to Charleston Station until war's end. The CSS Savannah mentioned here is a steam gunboat used for harbor defense and re-supply missions. Having run the Union blockade successfully, it sank in a storm en route to England with cotton to pay for Confederate munitions and other supplies, in August 1863. It should not be confused with the Confederate ironclad ram Savannah, built in June 1863 and used in defense of Savannah harbor. Thomas Brent was its last commander, as noted above.Normal mailing fold creases - affecting signature at "W" of signature. See more material from these signers.
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