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Como Philip Falkerson Voorhees
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1792
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1862
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Commodore Philip F Voorhees
- entered the US Naval Academy on Nov 15 1809
- took part in the capture of the HMS Macedonian by the USS United States on 25 Oct 1812
- took part in the capture of the HMS Epervier by the USS Peacock on 28 April 1814 of which he received a silver medal by Congress.
- promoted to lieutenant on Dec 9 1814
- promoted to commander on April 24 1828
- promoted to captain on Feb 28 1838
- captain of the frigate USS Congress on her 1st cruise to the Mediterranean Sea in 1842
- joined Commodore Daniel Turner's Brazil squadron during the Uruguayan Civil War blockading Montevideo, safeguarding U.S. Trade.
- court martialed in 1845 for capturing an Argentine schooner on 29 Sept 1844 without orders to do so, but the court martial was
suspended by President Polk in 1847.
- restored to rank and duties in 1847, and given command of the East India Squadron as Commodore on the flagship USS Plymouth until 1851.
- placed on the reserve list in 1855 until his death. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anne Voorhees (____ - 1885)
 
Burial:
Saint Anne's Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Dave Crouse
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
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Como Philip Falkerson Voorhees
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Como Philip Falkerson Voorhees
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