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Nicholson, William Carmichael 1800-1872

Naval officer; born in Maryland in 1800; was appointed a midshipman in July, 1812; served under Decatur on the President when that ship was forced to surrender to the British in the engagement near Long Island in January, 1815. Nicholson was taken to England and released at the conclusion of peace. He was in command of the steam frigate Roanoke in 1861, and was on special duty till 1866. He died in Philadelphia, July 25, 1872.

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