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Archive of letters and photos relating to Captain W.A. Failing of Edgartown, Ma of the U.S. Navy.:content noted for Yellow Fever, Civil War Service [1864], dates of letters ranging 1869-1908
Washington DC, 1869. Letter. Good. Eight letters and three photographs from or pertaining to Captain W. A. Failing. ALS on Hospital Ship letterhead, Quarantine, New York, dated July 1869: "Card of Thanks: We the undersigned officers of the USS Saratoga deem it our duty to return our thanks publicly to Doctor Charles C. Buckley (375 East 111 Street, New York) also to Doctor John McCartney, surgeon on the Hospital Ship Illinois for their skilfull care and untiring attention to us during our late sickness. That terrible disease Yellow Fever has swept away forever seven of our brothers officers, we shall never see their familiar faces again in this world, but hope to meet them in heaven. May they rest in peace. Thanking God for our recovery, we will alaways remember that after him, him we owe our present good health to the skill and attention of the two gentlemen mentioned above. The kindness of Captain O Rourke wil be ver remeber by us. Four men signed name and rank, the last of which W.H. Failing, Mate. ALS, Navy Department letterhead, Washington. July 15th, 1870. July 31, '70 USS Congress stamp. From the Secretary of the Navy, acknowledgement of resignation from Mate W.A. Failing, U.S. Steamer Nantasket, St. Domingo, West Indies. Three photograhs, two portraits of Failing, seated in uniform, and one steamship. Red dye/bleed from other source. ALS, Treasury Department, Office of the Secretary, Washington, September 7, 1889. Addressed to W. A. Failing, Revenue Steamer 'Seward', Shieldsborough, Mississippi. Detaching Failing from the Seward and detailing him as Assistant Inspector of Stations in the Sixth Life Saving District, Coast of Virginia and N.C. under Act of Congress June 18, 1878. Signed, Acting Secretary. ALS, Revenue Marine, Steamer 'Dexter', Port of Boston letterhead, April 19th, 1895. From Capt. Eric Gabrielson, certifiying that 1st Lieutenant W.A. Failing USRCS has served under his command on board the Gallatin and Dexter for a period extending three years. Well commended, highest regard offered. Copy of TLS, US Steamer Grant, Victoria BC., letterhead dated June 6, 1901. D.F. Tozier, Captain RCS writes to the Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, acknowledging the prompt, efficient service by Capt. W.A. Failing, commanding the Perry, attending to the accident to the Grant in Victoria Harbor. TLS, Treasury Department, Office of the Secretary, Washington Letterhead, dated April 5, 1902. Congratulating Failing, US Steamer McCullough, Sausalito, California, upon the successful outcome of efforts before Congress. TLS, Treasury Department, Office of the Secretary, Washington Letterhead, dated June 4, 1908. Acting Secretary writing retired Captain Failing, of Edgartown, Mass., reporting on the records of the War Department, showing his service beginning as a private in Battery B, 3d New York Light Artillery Voluneers from November 28, 1864 to July 15, 1865. Rank and service entitling Failing to three fourths of duty pay and increase to Senior Captain from April 16, 1908. Three photographs, two of Failing, uniformed and seating, one of Steamer Ship, possibly named, as yet undeciphered.
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