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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
McCall, Edward R. 1790- 1853 (search)
McCall, Edward R. 1790-1853 Naval officer; born in Charleston, S. C., Aug. 5, 1790; entered the navy as midshipman in 1808, and in the summer of 1813 was lieutenant of the brig Enterprise. In the action with the Boxer, Sept. 4, 1813, his commander (Lieutenant Burrows) was mortally wounded, when the command devolved upon McCall, who succeeded in capturing the British vessel. For this service Congress voted him a gold medal. He was made master-commander in 1825, and captain in 1835. He died in Bordentown, N. J., July 31. 1853.