(1805-73) Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of a chief clerk of the U.S. Navy Department. He received his lieutenant's commission in 1825, and saw service during the Seminole and Mexican Wars. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. He earned the Thanks of Congress in 1862 for the capture of Roanoke Island and the closing of the North Carolina sounds. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in August 1862. In June 1865, he was appointed as the first commander of the European Squadron. He took command of the Washington Navy Yard in 1868, and served there until his retirement in 1873.
Signature With Rank: 5 x 3/4, in ink, L.M. Goldsborough, Rear Adml. & Presiding Officer. Boldly signed.