Commander George Mifflin Bache, USN
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||George M. Bache, 1840-1896|
|Title:||George M. Bache Collection|
|Abstract:||Official correspondence and orders relating to George M. Bache's Civil War naval service; 1838 lighthouse survey and undated journal on ship rigging.|
|Language:||The records are in English.|
George Mifflin Bache [2nd] was born in Washington, DC on 12 November 1840. He was appointed to the US Naval Academy in 1857 and graduated in 1861. During the Civil War he served on USS Jamestown, USS Powhatan, USS New Ironsides, USS Cincinnati and USS Lexington and was wounded while leading a division of sailors during the assault on Fort Fisher. Following the Civil War he served on USS Sacramento and commanded USS Juniata. Commander Bache retired in 1875. He died at Washington, DC on 11 February 1896.
Note: It appears likely that George Mifflin Bache [2nd] was the son of the Commander George Mifflin Bache [1st] of the US Coast Survey who perished in a gale off Cape Hatteras, 8 September 1846. His uncle, Alexander Dallas Bache, also served in the US Coast Survey.
The bulk of the collection consist of official correspondence and orders relating to Bache's service in the Civil War and shortly thereafter. The collection also includes an 1838 survey of lighthouses that may have been prepared by his father. A contemporary journal on rigging that appears to have been kept by his uncle, Alexander Dallas Bache, who was made Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, is included in the collection as well.
The collection is arranged by subject matter.
|Map of Washington, DC, 1892|
|Housed in map drawer No. 5.|
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington DC, George M. Bache Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in April 2004.