Liais, Edouard Jean Pierre

3 folders

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

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Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1860 January 26-1870 April 22.

Extent: 3 folders

Languages: English.

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Edouard Jean Pierre Liais was a U.S Consular Agent at Cherbourg, France; the papers in this file are related to his service in that post. Of note are items related to the Alabama and Kearsarge, warships of the Confederate States and United States, respectively. On June 19, 1864, the two ships met and battled off the port of Cherbourg. Union ship Kearsarge was victorious, sinking the Alabama. The file also contain items of general business from the Cherbourg consulate. Three paper folders used by Liais containing miscellaneous notations on the Alabama, Kearsarge, and U.S.S. Richmond are housed in Box 46 (oversize).

Preferred Citation

Liais, Edouard Jean Pierre; 1860 January 26-1870 April 22; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Correspondence 1862 December 17-1870 April 22 Explore Multiple Containers
    Documents 1860 January 26-1870 April 6 Explore Multiple Containers

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