Captain JAMES E. JOUETT, U.S. Navy. His Pamphlet Once More.
( n.d. (Circa 1965)), n.p.
Bifolium, 25.5 cm. printed on recto only. 2 pp. text.
Jouett had what, by all appearances, was a distinguished naval career, beginning as a Midshipman in 1841, serving in the Mexican American War, and in the Civil War, and ultimately attaining the rank of Rear Admiral. However, as this document attests, he made enemies along the way. Its anonymous author cites Jouett’s claims of victory in several sea battles, and calls them all into question. He closes, “It is the first time in that history that ANY officer of honorable standing and high rank has had the unblushing effrontery to grasp at other men’s honors…” So, this flier is a perfect example of how they did it before the internet. If you were sufficiently motivated, you could still cast doubt on anyone’s career by publishing a 2 page screed. Old fold marks, but very good condition. Truly ephemeral remains of a dried-up naval pissing contest. Worldcat shows no libraries holding copies of this document.