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Captain Cornelius M. Schoonmaker (1839 - 1889)

Cornelius M. Schoonmaker was born on 2 February 1839. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in September 1854 and, following graduation in June 1859, served for about two years off the African...

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Commander Dennis W. Mullan (1843 - 1928)

Dennis W. Mullan was born in Maryland, probably in the early 1840s. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy from Kentucky in September 1860 and graduated in 1863, receiving the rank of Ensign in O...

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Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar (1840 - 1907)

Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar (11 April 1840 – 3 July 1907) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He is best known for commanding a naval squadro...

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Rear Admiral Lewis Ashfield Kimberly (1830 - 1902)

Rear Admiral Lewis Ashfield Kimberly (April 22, 1830 – January 28, 1902) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the years following. Biography Early lif...

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Colonel Robert W. Huntington (USMC) (1840 - 1917)

Colonel Robert Watkinson Huntington commanded the First Marine Battalion (Reinforced) during the Spanish American War. The actions of the First Marine Battalion (Reinforced) helped to define the mo...

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Jehu Nicholls (USMC) (1859 - 1889)

Jehu Nicholls survived the devastating cyclone that struck Apia, Samoa on 15 March 1889. He was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps onboard the USS Trenton, one of the four U.S. Navy ships that were in th...

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Lt. General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps ("Greatest of all Leathernecks" and "The Marine's Marine") (1867 - 1942)

Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, (January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Known as the "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's Marine...

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