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 Winfield Scott Schley

Winfield Scott Schley

Birth
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 2 Oct 1911 (aged 71)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2 Grave 1207
Memorial ID 3774 · View Source
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United States Rear Navy Admiral. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1860 and was appointed a Midshipman on the USS Niagara. During the Civil War, he served on various ships in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron which participated in engagements which led to capture of Port Hudson. After the war, he served as a Commander at the Naval Academy 1866 to 1869 and served on the USS Benicia in attack on Salee River forts, Korea, in 1871. From 1884 to 1889, he was given command of the Greely Expedition, was promoted Captain and was chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting. During the Spanish-American War, he commanded the Flying Squadron in the battle of Santiago de Cuba, July 3, 1898, which resulted in the destruction of Admiral Cevera's Spanish fleet. In 1899, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Squadron and served until his retirement as a Rear Admiral in October, 1901.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3774
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winfield Scott Schley (9 Oct 1839–2 Oct 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3774, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .