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Buchanan, Franklin

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1874 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Columnist

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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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