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Portland (Maine, United States) (search for this): entry preble-george-henry
Preble, George Henry 1816-1885 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1816; nephew of Edward Preble: entered the navy as midshipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and bec
Gulf (Texas, United States) (search for this): entry preble-george-henry
ouis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed commandant of the naval rendezvous at Boston in 1871-72. On Nov. 12, 1871, he was made commodore, and from 1873 to 1876 was commandant of the navy-yard at Philadelphia. On Sept. 30,
Preble, George Henry 1816-1885 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1816; nephew of Edward Preble: entered the navy as midshipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and bec
the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commiChinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed commandant of the naval rendezvous at Boston in 1871-72. On Nov. 12, 1871, he was made commodore, and from 1873 to 1876 was commandant of the navy-yard at Philadelphia. On Sept. 30, 1876, he was made rear-admiral; commanded the South Pacific Squadron, 1877-78; wa
Boston (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry preble-george-henry
enant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed commandant of the naval rendezvous at Boston in 1871-72. On Nov. 12, 1871, he was made commodore, and from 1873 to 1876 was commandant of the navy-yard at Philadelphia. On Sept. 30, 1876, he was made rear-admiral; commanded the South Pacific Squadron, 1877-78; was retired as rear-admiral, 1878. He died in Boston, Mass., March 1, 1885.
e: entered the navy as midshipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed comman
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): entry preble-george-henry
hipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), andMexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed commandant of the naval rendezvous
Preble, George Henry 1816-1885 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1816; nephew of Edward Preble: entered the navy as midshipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and beca
Preble, George Henry 1816-1885 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1816; nephew of Edward Preble: entered the navy as midshipman, Oct. 10, 1835; served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies; became passed midshipman in 1841; served in the Florida War, and in the St. Louis went round the world as acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and bec
acting master and acting lieutenant. He also served in the war with Mexico as executive officer of the Petrel. He became lieutenant early in 1848, while yet in service against Mexico; and from 1849 to 1851 he was attached to the coast survey, also in 1852-53. He was in the expedition to Japan and China (1852-56), and destroyed Chinese pirates in 1854. Afterwards he was with the South Pacific Squadron; and during the Civil War he was an active commander in the Gulf region. He was with Farragut at New Orleans in May, 1862, and in July was commissioned commander. He commanded the naval brigade at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. In 1867 he was commissioned captain and became chief of staff of the Pacific Squadron. After some important duties at Washington, he was appointed commandant of the naval rendezvous at Boston in 1871-72. On Nov. 12, 1871, he was made commodore, and from 1873 to 1876 was commandant of the navy-yard at Philadelphia. On Sept. 30, 1876, he was made rear-admi
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