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Collection Reference Number GLC03479.64
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1890s 
Title Henry Erben to Stevenson Taylor regarding the Webb Academy
Date 21 November 1898
Author Erben, Henry (1832-1909)  
Recipient Taylor, Stevenson  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Rear Admiral Erben. Says he went with Mr. Wilson, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, to visit the Webb Academy and came away impressed. Has a person in mind to attend the school and wants more information on requirements for entry.
Subjects Military History  Navy  Education  
People Erben, Henry (1832-1909)  Taylor, Stevenson (fl. 1898-1900)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Naval & Maritime; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Henry Erben was an admiral of the United States Navy, serving in the American Civil War through the Spanish-American War. Erben was born in New York City. He entered the Navy as a midshipman 17 June 1848. He gave distinguished service in the Civil War, commanding the ironclads St. Louis and Sumter in the Mississippi River, and Pinola in the Gulf of Mexico, and with the naval howitzer battery which served with the Army during the Antietam campaign. He retired 6 September 1894, but returned to duty during the Spanish-American War, commanding the Patrol Fleet which guarded the coast of the United States from Galveston, Texas to Bar Harbor, Maine. Rear Admiral Erben died in New York City.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945