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SMN Francis Asbury Roe
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1823
Death: Dec. 28, 1901

Born 4 Oct 1823 in Elmira, New York, son of Isaac and Hanna (Drake) Roe. Received his early education at Elmira Academy. Married Eliza J. Snyder September 1849. Died 28 December 1901 in Washington, DC.

He received appointment from New York, 19 October 1841. Acting Midshipman, 19 October 1841; Midshipman, 3 February 1842; Passed Midshipman, 10 August 1847; dismissed from the service, 23 October 1849; reappointed to previous rank, 27 September 1850; Master, 8 August 1855; Lieutenant, 14 Sep 1855; Lieutenant Commander, 6 August 1862; Commander, 25 July 1866; Captain, 1 April 1872; Rear Admiral, 3 Nov 1884; placed on the retired list, 4 October 1885.

Participated in 5 May 1864 action against the Confederate ram Albermarle, being commended by the Secretary of the Navy and advanced five numbers for his action. During the Mexican revolution, which ousted Prince Maximilian in 1867, he witnessed the last evacuations of French troops and escorted Generalissimo Santa Anna as a prisoner to Mexico. Acted as negotiator between various factions and the new revolutionary government at Vera Cruz and assisted in preserving order, efforts which warranted thanks and a congratulatory note from President Andrew Jackson. President, Board of Examiners, Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, July-August 1883; Governor, Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, October 1883-October 1885. In The Line. 1823-1901.

His gravestone in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery "Erected by his surviving comrades, Farragut Fleet, and his family.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 1027
Created by: Gregory Spesh
Record added: Mar 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13603623
SMN Francis Asbury Roe
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SMN Francis Asbury Roe
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SMN Francis Asbury Roe
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Companion #00330 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013

- Rubbings
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Nov. 16, 2010

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