|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1839|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1848|
Tenant McLanahan, Passed Midshipman, US Navy, Mexican War, killed by a rifle shot in the neck 11 February 1848.
Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900about Tenant McLanahan
Name: Tenant McLanahan
Rank Information: Midshipman, Passed Midshipman
Service Dates: 12 Dec 1839
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Tenant McLanahan, born in Louisiana, was appointed midshipman 12 December 1839 and passed midshipman 2 July 1845. He served in Preble in the Mediterranean Squadron; in Delaware, Brandywine, and Macedonia in the Brazil, African, and East Indian Squadrons, 1840-45; and in Shark, Portsmouth and Cyane in the Pacific Squadron, 1846-48. While attached to the latter he was one of Lieutenant Heywood's party beseiged by Mexican irregulars at San Jose, Baja California, 24 January to 14 February 1848. He conducted himself in a gallant, unflinching, and devoted manner, until he was killed by a rifle shot in the neck 11 February 1848.
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Record added: Aug 04, 2012
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