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James B Witherell

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"One son, James B. Witherell, died while a midshipman on board the United States ship "Peacock," on a trip from Havana to Hampton Roads." – Excerpt from "American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Michigan Volume," published by Western Biographical Publishing Co., Cincinnati, O., 1878.

"Pirates were ravaging West Indian shipping in the 1820s and on 3 June 1822, Peacock became flagship of Commodore David Porter's West India Squadron, that rooted out the pirates. Peacock served in the expedition that broke up a pirate establishment at Funda Bay, 28–30 September, capturing several schooners. Peacock captured the schooner Pilot 10 April 1823 and another sloop 16 April. In September, "malignant fever" necessitated a recess from activities, and Peacock pulled into Norfolk, Virginia 28 November." -- Military.Wikia.Org.
"One son, James B. Witherell, died while a midshipman on board the United States ship "Peacock," on a trip from Havana to Hampton Roads." – Excerpt from "American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Michigan Volume," published by Western Biographical Publishing Co., Cincinnati, O., 1878.

"Pirates were ravaging West Indian shipping in the 1820s and on 3 June 1822, Peacock became flagship of Commodore David Porter's West India Squadron, that rooted out the pirates. Peacock served in the expedition that broke up a pirate establishment at Funda Bay, 28–30 September, capturing several schooners. Peacock captured the schooner Pilot 10 April 1823 and another sloop 16 April. In September, "malignant fever" necessitated a recess from activities, and Peacock pulled into Norfolk, Virginia 28 November." -- Military.Wikia.Org.


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