Rear Admiral Augustus Ludlow Case, USN

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Rear Admiral Augustus Ludlow Case, USN

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
Death: February 17, 1893 (81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Case and Ann Dashwood Case
Husband of Anna Rogers Case
Father of Maria Rogers Case; Anna Rogers Case Deering; Captain Augustus Ludlow Case, USN and Daniel Rogers Case, Sr

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About Rear Admiral Augustus Ludlow Case, USN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Case

Augustus Ludlow Case (February 3, 1812 – February 16, 1893) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who served during the American Civil War.


Biography


Born in Newburgh, New York, Case was appointed midshipman in 1828. He participated in the Wilkes Expedition of 1837-42 which explored the South Seas and discovered the Antarctic Continent.


During the Mexican-American War, he held the town of Palisada with 25 men against the Mexican cavalry for two weeks to block the escape of General Santa Ana. He also participated in the Paraguay expedition of 1859.


In the Civil War he was Fleet Captain of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in its capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras in August 1861, and commanded Iroquois in the blockade of New Inlet, North Carolina.

From 1869 to 1873 he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, attaining the rank of rear admiral on May 24, 1872. From 1873 to 1875, he commanded the European Squadron, and the combined European, North and South Atlantic Squadrons assembled at Key West in 1874.


Admiral Case retired in 1875, and died in Washington in 1893.


Two destroyers have been named the USS Case for him in WWI and WWII. The USS Case was stationed in Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 and brought down several fighter planes during the surprise attack by Japanese forces. She earned seven battle stars during WWII.

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Rear Admiral Augustus Ludlow Case, USN's Timeline

1812
February 3, 1812
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
1847
April 26, 1847
Age 35
1848
December 25, 1848
Age 36
1854
January 6, 1854
Age 41
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, United States
1857
May 10, 1857
Age 45
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
1893
February 17, 1893
Age 81
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States