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Captain John H. Dent, USS Constitution (1782 - 1823)

United States Naval Officer. He served as the acting captain of the frigate "Constitution" in 1804 during the war with Tripoli. He was also senior officer in charge of naval affairs at Charleston durin...

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Commodore William M. Crane, USN (c.1776 - 1846)

Commodore William Montgomery Crane (1776 – 18 March 1846) was an officer in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. He was the son of Gen. William Crane who wa...

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John Harris, Commandant of the USMC (1793 - 1864)

John Harris (May 20, 1793–May 12, 1864) was the sixth Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corps for over 50 years, attaining the rank of colonel. Harris was born in East ...

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Lt. Colonel Anthony Gale (USMC) (1782 - 1843)

Anthony Gale was the fourth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and the only one ever fired. Fewer records survive concerning him than any other Commandant. He is the only Commandant for who...

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Vice Admiral Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792 - 1861)

Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792–1861) was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. He commanded HMS Fury a Hecla-class bomb vessel which saw wartime service in the Bombardment of Algiers, an attack...

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Dr. Jonathan Cowdery (1767 - 1852)

He was appointed a surgeon's mate in the Navy on January 1,1800 and he lived to be the oldest officer in service. A review of his life is not without interest to the medical officer of today for earl...

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Commodore William Bainbridge (USN) (1774 - 1833)

William Bainbridge (May 7, 1774 – July 27, 1833) was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java during the War of 1812. Biography Born in Princeton, New J...

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Tobias Lear, V MP (1762 - 1816)

Diplomat. He was hired in 1784 to be the personal tutor to the children of Martha Washington. He quickly became George Washington's personal secretary, and moved to New York City with Washington when...

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Eli Danielson (1789 - 1808)

Eli Danielson was the son of General Timothy Danielson and Elizabeth Sykes. He was a lieutenant in the navy, and died, age 19, in Brooklyn, New York. He served with his stepfather, General William Eato...

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Captain John Shaw (1773 - 1823)

) John Shaw (1773 – 17 September 1823) was a Captain in the early years of the United States Navy. Biography He was born at Mountmellick, County Laois, Ireland, in 1773, and moved to the U...

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Commodore Lewis Warrington (1782 - 1851)

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy. ...

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Captain Stephen Cassin (1783 - 1857)

Stephen Cassin (16 February 1783 – 29 August 1857) was an officer in the United States Navy. Born in Philadelphia, the son of naval officer John Cassin, Cassin entered the United States Na...

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Captain John D. Henley (1781 - 1835)

Captain John Dandridge Henley (25 February 1781 – 23 May 1835) was an officer of the United States Navy who served in the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. Henley was born 25 February...

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Captain Robert Henley (1783 - 1828)

) Captain Robert Henley (5 January 1783 – 7 October 1828) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812, and the Second Barbary War. He was the bro...

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Joel Barlow (1754 - 1812)

Joel Barlow (1754–1812), U.S. Consul to Cádiz, Spain 1792-1893; U.S. Consul General to Algiers, Algeria 1795-1797; U.S. Minister to France 1811-1812 Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 ȁ...

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Lt William Ward Burrows II (1785 - 1813)

Lieutenant William Ward Burrows II (6 October 1785 – 5 September 1813) was an officer in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. His father, also named William...

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Cmdr. Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1780 - 1838)

Commodore Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1782 – 18 May 1838) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 and battles on the Great Lakes. He supervised warship construction at N...

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Rear Admiral George C. Read (1788 - 1862)

George Campbell Read (January 9, 1788 – August 22, 1862) was a United States Naval Officer who served on Old Ironsides during the War of 1812 and commanded vessels in actions off the Barbary C...

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Captain Daniel Todd Patterson (USN) (1786 - 1839)

Daniel Todd Patterson (March 6, 1786 – August 25, 1839) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. Biography Patt...

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Commodore Jacob Jones (1768 - 1850)

Commodore Jacob Nicholas Jones (March 1768 – August 3, 1850) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War, and th...

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Joseph Israel (1777 - 1804)

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John Sword Dorsey (c.1780 - 1804)

John Dorsey (about 1780 - 7 August 1804) was an officer in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War. Born in Maryland, Dorsey was appointed midshipman 28 April 1801. He was killed 7 Augu...

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Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (1779 - 1820)

. Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (January 5, 1779 – March 22, 1820) was a United States naval officer notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century. He was born on the eas...

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Lieutenant James Decatur (b. - 1804)

Lieutenant James Decatur was killed in action in 1804 during the First Barbary War. The Tripoli Monument, the oldest military monument in the U.S., honors the heroes of the First Barbary War, includi...

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Reuben James (c.1776 - 1838)

Profile photo: Reuben James saving the life of Stephen Decatur, engraving by Alonzo Chappel, 1858 Reuben James (c. 1776 – 3 December 1838) was a boatswain's mate of the United States Navy, f...

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Master Commandant Andrew Sterett (1778 - 1807)

Andrew Sterett (January 27, 1778 – June 9, 1807) was an officer in the United States Navy during the nation's early days. He saw combat during the Quasi-War with France and in the Barbary Wars...

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry MP (1785 - 1819)

Click here to view the Wikipedia page for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son ...

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Commodore James Barron, USN (1768 - 1851)

James Barron (September 15, 1768 – April 21, 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy. Barron was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of a merchant captain named James Barron who became...

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Commodore Samuel Barron (1765 - 1810)

) Samuel Barron (September 25, 1765 – November 10, 1810) was a United States Navy officer. He was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of a merchant captain named James Barron who became Commodo...

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Major Presley O'Bannon (USMC) ["Hero of Derna"] MP (c.1776 - 1850)

The sword that all US Marines carry is based upon the sword that was given to Presley at the battle of Tripoli. -------------------- Everything you wanted to know about PRESLEY NEVILLE O'BANNON: ...

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CDR. John Rodgers, USN (1772 - 1838)

United States Naval Ofifcer. He became a hero in the pre-War of 1812 Naval squabbles with France and Great Britain. He served with distinction in the Quasi-War with France, helped to defeat Tripolita...

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James Madison, 4th President of the USA MP (1751 - 1836)

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5) – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist. He was the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817) and is ha...

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Commodore David Porter, USN (1780 - 1843)

) David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in a rank of commodore and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy. Life Born at Boston,...

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Captain James Lawrence (1781 - 1813)

James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813) was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by...

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Captain Thomas Macdonough (1783 - 1825)

Thomas Macdonough (December 21, 1783 – November 10, 1825) was an early-19th-century American naval officer noted for his roles in the first Barbary War, and the War of 1812. He was the son of ...

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Commodore Isaac Hull, USN MP (1773 - 1843)

Isaac Hull (1773 - 1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. On August 19, 1812, under Isaac Hull's command, USS Constitution encountered the British frigate HMS Guerriere at sea and pounded her...

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Admiral Charles Stewart, US Navy (1778 - 1869)

See his son-in-law Charles Stewart Parnell's profile for documentation. --Terry Teford Cooper --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ) Charles S...

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Master Commandant Richard Somers (USN) (1778 - 1804)

Richard Somers (15 September 1778 –4 September 1804) was an officer of the United States Navy, killed during a daring assault on Tripoli during the First Barbary War. Life Born at Gr...

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Olof Rudolf Cederström (1764 - 1833)

Count no.135 Olof Rudolf Cederström upphöjdes 11 maj 1819 i grevlig värdighet och introducerades den 30 maj 1821. Honorary member of Uppsala läns hushållnin...

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Commodore Edward Preble MP (1767 - 1807)

Edward Preble was the fourth child of the second marriage of Brigader General Jedediah Preble; Commodore Edward Preble served as commodore of the USS Constitution during the Barbary Wars. -----------...

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General William Eaton (1764 - 1811)

) William Eaton (23 February 1764 – 1 June 1811) was a United States Army officer and the Consul to Tunis (1797–1803). He played important diplomatic and military roles in the war betwe...

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Captain Richard Valentine Morris (1768 - 1815)

Richard Valentine Morris (March 8, 1768 Morrisania, then in Westchester County, now in The Bronx, New York City - May 1815 New York City) was a United States Navy officer. Life He was the son...

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Commodore Richard Dale (Continental Navy) (1756 - 1826)

Richard Dale (6 November 1756–26 February 1826) fought in the Continental Navy under John Barry and was first lieutenant for John Paul Jones during the naval battle off of Flamborough Head, En...

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Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America MP (1743 - 1826)

Thomas Jefferson was part of the Committee of Five appointed by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence and the main author. The others were John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert ...

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Lt. John Templar Shubrick MP (1788 - 1815)

John Templar Shubrick (28 Sep 1788-1815) was the son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and wife Mary Branford. He married Elizabeth Matilda Ludlow. John Templar Shubrick was born on Bull's island, South Caroli...

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