Naval officer; born in Middletown, N. Y.
, Nov. 7, 1798; entered the navy as midshipman at eleven years of age, and was lieutenant at sixteen.
He was with Rodgers
in the affray between the President
and Little Belt
, and in 1815 was in Decatur
's expedition against the Barbary States
In 1820 he was in the Cyane
, which conveyed the first immigrants that settled on the coast of Liberia, Africa
, and formed the nucleus of the republic of Liberia
In the war against Mexico
, Captain Stringham
, in command of the Ohio
, took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz
He was afterwards in command of different squadrons, and in 1861 was appointed flag-officer of the Atlantic blockading squadron and ordered to the Minnesota
as his flag-ship.
With her he went as joint commander with Butler
, with the land and naval expedition which captured the forts at Hatteras Inlet, Aug. 27-28.
In September he was relieved at his own request; in July, 1862, was made a rearadmiral on the retired list; and in 1870-72 was port-admiral at New York.
He died in Brooklyn, N. Y.
, Feb. 7, 1876.