Correspondence Between a Naval Officer and His Superiors in 1870-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is alleged to be a series of communications between a naval commander and the office of the Secretary of the Navy regarding the commander’s reassignment from New London, Connecticut to San Francisco in 1870.
We’ve found no evidence that this email is authentic. Some of the facts are wrong such as the commander’s reported duty station of New London, Connecticut. The eRumor claims that these events took place in 1870 but according to U.S. Navy records, the first pier at New London was not built until 1872.