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Collection Reference Number GLC02680.08
From Archive Folder Documents relating to John B. Marchand, an officer in the United States Navy 
Title Alfred H. Guernsey to John B. Marchand relating to the Paraguay Expedition
Date 11 December 1858
Author Guernsey, Alfred H. (1824-1902)  
Recipient Marchand, John B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Encloses documents relating to the Paraguay Expedition, a naval voyage Marchand is about to take to Argentina to explore various waterways. Encloses "the sheets of 'La Plata,' as far as printed, together with the map." Also encloses an article from "Harper's Magazine, containing an abstract of some of the most important points of the Exploration." Encloses duplicate copies for Captain Thomas Jefferson Page, who was also on the expedition. Guernsey was the editor of Harper's Weekly.
Subjects Navy  Maritime  Latin and South America  Military History  Global History and Civics  Geography and Natural History  Frontiers and Exploration  Journalism  
People Guernsey, Alfred H. (Alfred Hudson) (1824-1902)  Marchand, John B. (John Bonnett) (1808-1875)  Page, Thomas Jefferson (1808-1899)  
Place written Franklin Square, New York, New York
Theme Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Alfred H. Guernsey was the editor of Harper's Weekly. Thomas Jefferson Page was an officer in the United States Navy. In 1855 he captained the U.S.S. Water Witch on an voyage to survey rivers in South America. During that journey the Water Witch was fired upon, and it was in response the this event that the Paraguay expedition was sent. Page participated in the Paraguay expedition, again as captain of the Water Witch. Later became a Commodore in the Confederate Navy. John B. Marchand was an officer in the United States Navy. He captained the steamer "Memphis" during the Paraguay expedition, served as Captain of the U.S.S. Lackawanna during the Civil War, later promoted to Commodore.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Comrade