Died: 1874 AD, at 74 years of age.
US-Confederate educator and naval officer
1st superintendent of US Naval Academy 1845-1847
captain of Virginia (formerly Merrimack) during battle of Hampton Roads 1862, though incapacitated with serious wound on day of battle against Monitor
appointed ranking admiral in Confederate navy 1862
defeated and captured at battle of Mobile Bay 1864
imprisoned by Union forces 1864-1865
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