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Henry Wadsworth

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Birthplace: Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Brigadier General Peleg Wadsworth, Continental Army and Elizabeth Wadsworth
Brother of Uriah Wadsworth; Lucia Wadsworth; Alexander Samuel Wadsworth; Charles Lee Wadsworth; Zilpah Longfellow and 7 others

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About Henry Wadsworth

Harry had set out to prove himself in the new United States Navy. He joined the squadron in the Mediterranean Sea to subdue the Barbary pirates, who had been preying on American shipping. It was one of the earliest demonstrations of American might on the international stage, and the battle of Tripoli became famous. Harry was second in command of a vessel loaded with explosives whose mission was to sneak into the harbor and destroy the enemy's gunboats. His ship, however, exploded prematurely. Harry's death affected the entire family deeply, and Zilpah would soon memorialize him in the naming of her second son Henry Wadsworth.

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Henry Wadsworth's Timeline

1785
June 21, 1785
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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