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U.S. Navy Officer William Shubrick Writes from the Mills House Hotel in Charleston, S.C. December 30th, 1860 – WHAT HE SAYS IS QUITE AMAZING!
Writing his wife he states, “I reached this at 8 ½ this morning quite well but a great fatigued… no words can express the state of things here – the convention is in session… I do not think that Fort Sumter will be attacked, but they are preparing for war….” Why was Shubrick in Charleston? Apparently, the U.S. Navy had sent him there to check out the state of affairs!

This great one page note is from a quite famous naval officer. Shubrick was born at Belvedere Plantation on Bull’s Island, S.C. He fought the British during the War of 1812, assigned to the U.S. Constellation (now on display in Baltimore Harbor) and was AWARED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR for service on the U.S.S. Constitution (now on display in Boston).

He was the Navy’s most senior officer hailing from the South… and he remained loyal to the Union. Condition is excellent.

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