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Davis, Charles Henry

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1877 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Admiral


1807 - Born on the 16th of January. He was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.

1823 - Commissioned as a Midshipman on 12th of August.

1827-1828 - Served on board the frigate the USS United States, in the Pacific.

1829 - Promoted to Passed Midshipman.

1830-1833 - Served on the sloop the USS Ontario.

1834 - He was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the USS Vincennes.

1840-1841 - Served on board the USS Independence.

1846-1849 - Worked in the United States Coast Survey on board the USS Nantucket.

1854 - Promoted to Commander and given the command of the USS St. Mary's.

1859 - Ordered to go to Baker's Island to obtain samples of guano.

1861 - He was promoted to Captain.

1862 - Commanded the Mississippi Flotilla and fought a short battle with Confederate ships near Fort Pillow.

1863 - On 7th of February, he was promoted to Rear Admiral.

1865-1867 - Served as the Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory.

1867 - He was given command of the South Atlantic squadron and was given the USS Guerriere as his flagship.

1869 - Returned home and served both on the Lighthouse Board as well as in the Naval Observatory.

1877 - Charles Henry Davis died on the 18th of February.


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