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Buchanan, Franklin

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1874 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Columnist

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