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Como Charles Stewart McCauley
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1793
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 21, 1869
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Remains removed from the Congressional Cemetery on November 7, 1893.

He was named after his maternal uncle, Rear Admiral Charles Stewart.

The New York Times May 23, 1869
The Late Commodore McCauley, United States Navy
Commodore Charles Stewart McCauley, one of the oldest naval officers died at his residence in Washington on Friday in the 76th year of his age. Commodore McCauley was a nephew of Admiral Charles Stewart who commanded the frigate Constitution during the War of 1812, was born in Philadelphia, entered the Navy at the age of 13 under Commodore Decatur and served under Commodore Chauncey as Midshipman. During the last war with Great Britain he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and obtained the highest rank of Post Captain in 1839. He was assigned to the command of the Delaware in 1840, had charge of the Washington Navy Yard during the Mexican War, commanded the Pacific Squadron from 1850 to 1853 and his last sea service was while in command of the Home Squadron having been assigned to this duty in 1855 during the diplomatic complication between Spain and the United States to protect the maritime interests of the country in the West Indies.

After the breaking out of the rebellion in 1861 Commodore McCauley was in command of the Norfolk Navy Yard and under instructions from the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles destroyed the property at that place to prevent its falling into the hands of the rebels. The Congressional Committee appointed to investigate the affair failing to exonerate him entirely from blame in the matter he felt that his honor as an officer had been wounded, his reputation blemished, the effect of which was to plunge him into the deepest melancholy and causing disease of the heart of which he died.

Under the Act of Congress of July 16, 1862 Commodore McCauley was placed on the retired list having served his country in the Navy for over half a century.

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 Parents:
  John McCauley (1766 - 1846)
  Sarah Stewart McCauley (1772 - 1819)
 
 Spouse:
  Lilia Elizabeth Dickins McCauley (1806 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Asbury Dickens McCauley (1833 - 1839)*
  Lilias Arnot McCauley (1836 - 1839)*
  Maria Lousia McCauley (1838 - 1839)*
  Rosa McCauley (1841 - 1924)*
  Julia M. McCauley Edie (1842 - 1920)*
  Charles McCauley (1845 - 1889)*
  Edward McCauley (1848 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Stewart McCauley (1793 - 1869)
  Daniel Smith McCauley (1798 - 1852)*
  Francis Gurney McCauley (1800 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Commodore
Age 75 years
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 489.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 19, 2009
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Como Charles Stewart McCauley
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