Naval officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa.
, Feb. 14, 1821; was a grandson of Col. Christian Febiger
, of the Revolutionary army; was appointed midshipman in the navy in 1838; was promoted to rear-admiral, Feb. 4, 1882; and was retired July 1 of the same year.
During the Civil War
he served on the Western Gulf
blockading and North Atlantic
squadrons; and after the war served on the Asiatic squadron and as commandant of the Washington
He died in Londonderry, Md.
, Oct. 9, 1898.