The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Edward Yorke Macauley

Edward Yorke Macauley

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Sep 1894 (aged 66)
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 14, Lot 135
Memorial ID 21872 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Civil War Union Naval Officer. He entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1841, and served on board the "USS Constitution" during the Mexican War. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1851, he served on board the "USS Niagara", which assisted in the laying of the first Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. Resigned from the Navy in 1858, but returned in 1862, being commissioned a Lieutenant Commander, and served during the Civil War in the Atlantic Fleet. After the war he was promoted to Commander and Fleet Captain of the Atlantic Squadron, serving in that post from 1867 to 1868. He then served as Superintendent of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum before being promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1885 and retired in 1887.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Edward Yorke Macauley?

Current rating:

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Yorke Macauley (2 Nov 1827–14 Sep 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21872, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .