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Como Alexander Scammel Wadsworth

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Como Alexander Scammel Wadsworth

  • Birth 1790 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
  • Death 5 Apr 1851 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot R 45 244
  • Memorial ID 37678622

Commodore, United States Navy

Age 60 years.

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Commodore Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790–April 5, 1851) was an officer of the United States Navy. His more than 40 years of active duty included service in the War of 1812

Officers of the Continental and United States Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900
Name: Alexander S Wadsworth
Rank Information: Midshipman, Lieutenant, Master Commandant, Captain
Service Dates: April 1 1804, April 21 1810, April 27, 1816

Biography
Wadsworth was born in 1790 at Portland, Maine. He was appointed a Midshipman on April 2, 1804 and was promoted to Lieutenant on April 21, 1810. Lieut. Wadsworth was the First Lieutenant on board the Constitution during that famous frigate's successful engagement with Guerriere in the War of 1812. For this action he received a silver medal and was included in the vote of thanks received by the Commanding Officer, Isaac Hull and his officers. Wadsworth later served as First Lieutenant of the corvette Adams during that ship's cruise in 1814 when she captured 10 prizes.

Promoted to Master Commandant on April 27, 1816 for his services during the war, Wadsworth commanded the brig Prometheus in the Mediterranean Squadron after the Second Barbary War in 1816 and 1817 and later commanded the sloop John Adams. Under Wadsworth John Adams conducted cruises in the West Indies in 1818–1819 and 1821–1822 for the suppression of piracy.

Promoted to Captain on March 3, 1825, he commanded the frigate Constellation in the Mediterranean Squadron from 1829 to 1832. Wadsworth was Commodore commanding the Pacific Squadron from 1834 to 1836, a member of the Board of Navy Commissioners from 1837 to 1840 and Inspector of Ordnance from 1841 to 1850. Commodore Wadsworth died at Washington, D.C. on April 5, 1851.

He was the son of Peleg Wadsworth, the uncle of author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and namesake of Alexander Scammel.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 29 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37678622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Como Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790–5 Apr 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37678622, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .