Sep. 19, 1800 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
Apr. 22, 1865 Binghamton Broome County New York, USA
Civil War Union Naval Officer. Grandson of Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas McKean. Entered U.S. Navy at 14, and served in the War of 1812 on board the "U.S.S. Java" under Oliver hazard Perry. Served in the West Indies and commanded the "U.S.S. Dale" during the Mexican War. Promoted to Commodore, and named commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in October 1861, serving until February 1862 when he was relieved by David Farragut. (bio by: Russ Dodge)
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Commodore thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. I'd be interested in knowing why Farragut had relieved you. May you rest in peace, sir. -
Daniel Moran Added: Apr. 23, 2016