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 Silas Talbot

Silas Talbot

Birth
Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Jun 1813 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID 2868 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Continental Navy Officer, US Congressman. He was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy in 1779, and commanded the privateer "General Washington" until it was captured by the British. In 1792 he was elected as a Federalist to represent New York's 10th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1793 to 1794. In that year he was commission as a Captain in the newly-established United States Navy, one of six naval men to be so commissioned. He supervised the building of the frigate USS President and commanded the USS Constitution from 1798 to 1801. He has a cenotaph in his hometown of Dighton, Massachusetts in the Unitarian Church Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Talbot (11 Jan 1751–30 Jun 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2868, citing Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .