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 Charles Williamson Flusser

Charles Williamson Flusser

Birth
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 19 Apr 1864 (aged 31)
Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section 7, Lot 1591
Memorial ID 17376676 · View Source
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Civil War Union Naval Officer. An 1854 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, he was a warship commander in the Union Navy during the Civil War, rising to Lieutenant Commander. He was in command of the gunboat steamer "USS Commodore Perry" during the Union combined Army-Navy operations in North Carolina in 1862, and was in command of the "USS Miami" when it engaged the Confederate ironclad "CSS Albemarle" in April 1864. After personally firing the "Miami's" cannon at the rebel ship, the projectile bounced off the armored hull, returned to the deck of the "Miami", where it exploded, killed Lieutenant Commander Flusser. Three United States Navy destroyers (DD-20, DD-289, DD-368), have been named in honor of him.

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  • Added: 10 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17376676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Williamson Flusser (27 Sep 1832–19 Apr 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17376676, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .