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Winfield Scott Schley
Birth: Oct. 9, 1839
Frederick
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1911
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

United States Rear Navy Admiral. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1860 and was appointed a Midshipman on the USS Niagara. During the Civil War, he served on various ships in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron which participated in engagements which led to capture of Port Hudson. After the war, he served as a Commander at the Naval Academy 1866 to 1869 and served on the USS Benicia in attack on Salee River forts, Korea, in 1871. From 1884 to 1889, he was given command of the Greely Expedition, was promoted Captain and was chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting. During the Spanish-American War, he commanded the Flying Squadron in the battle of Santiago de Cuba, July 3, 1898, which resulted in the destruction of Admiral Cevera's Spanish fleet. In 1899, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Squadron and served until his retirement as a Rear Admiral in October, 1901. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Rebecca Franklin Schley (1840 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Winfield Scott Schley (1873 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2 Grave 1207
 
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Record added: Nov 01, 1998
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- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
Honoring you on the anniversary of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, July 3rd 1898. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.
- Alex Boras
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
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