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WILLIAM RADFORD (1808-1890)
WILLIAM RADFORD (1808-1890) 
US Naval officer, veteran of the Mexican War, commanded “New Ironsides” in Civil War

US Naval officer, veteran of the Mexican War, commanded "New Ironsides" in Civil War. Made a rear-admiral in 1866, he commanded the European Squadron 1869-1870. Manuscript letter on Flag Ship "Franklin" stationery, dated March 5, 1870, and addressed to Commander J.G. Walker of the "Sabine." The letter concerns supplies requested by Walker, and is signed "W. Radford," as rear-admiral commanding the European Squadron. $450.00


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