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Collection Reference Number GLC02647
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Raphael Semmes to David Conner describing the destruction of the brig Creole
Date 28 November 1846
Author Semmes, Raphael (1809-1877)  
Recipient Conner, David  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Reports that the Mexican brig Creole had been boarded and burned by men under his command during a blockade of Vera Cruz. The destruction of the Creole has obliterated Vera Cruz's commerce, as she was the city's only ship. Written as lieutenant, commanding the U.S. brig Somers.
Subjects Mexican War  Blockade  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Military History  Maritime  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  
People Semmes, Raphael (1809-1877)  Conner, David (1792-1856)  
Place written Vera Cruz, Mexico
Theme Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Westward Expansion; Naval & Maritime; Merchants & Commerce; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859