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Charles Dwight Sigsbee
Birth: Jan. 16, 1845
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1923
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

United States Navy Admiral. He is best remembered for being the Captain of the USS Maine when it exploded in Havana Harbor on the evening of February 12, 1898, an act which triggered the Spanish-American War. The ship was totally destroyed and a total of 260 officers and men were killed. He was also well-known throughout the Navy as the officer who commanded the ship (USS Brooklyn) which returned the remains of John Paul Jones from their burial place in France to their present location at the US Navy Academy. He retired from the Navy in 1907. He was the author of a number of naval text books. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Sigsbee (1816 - 1890)
  Agnes Orr Sigsbee (1815 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Rogers Lockwood Sigsbee (1850 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Lockwood Sigsbee Kittelle (1871 - 1942)*
  Agnes Sigsbee (1874 - 1878)*
  Mary Ellen Sigsbee Fischer (1876 - 1960)*
  Eleanor Sigsbee (1886 - 1899)*
  Charles Dwight Sigsbee (1889 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Augusta Sigsbee Smith (1840 - 1910)*
  Charles Dwight Sigsbee (1845 - 1923)
  Julia Elizabeth Sigsbee Gregory (1847 - 1936)*
  Luther Paul Sigsbee (1851 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 941
 
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Record added: Feb 28, 1999
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- Bunny
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
Your survival aboard the Maine and long service to our country is not forgotten.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 2, 2015
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