Como John M. Berrien

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Como John M. Berrien

Georgia, USA
Death 21 Nov 1883 (aged 78)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 39615512 · View Source
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Civil War United States Naval Officer.

Appointed Midshipman, March 1, 1825.
Assigned to frigate USS Constellation in the West Indies Squadron, 1827.
Assigned to frigate USS Guerriere, Pacific Squadron, 1829.
Assigned to sloop USS Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1830.
Promoted Passed Midshipman, June 4, 1831
Assigned to schooner USS Shark, West Indies Squadron, 1833-1834.
Commissioned Lieutenant, February 9, 1837.
Assigned to Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia 1837.
Detailed to recruiting service, Norfolk, Virginia, 1840.
Assigned to sloop USS Dale, Pacific Squadron, 1843.
Assigned to frigate USS Potomac, Home Squadron, 1845.
Assigned to steamer USS Scorpion, Home Sqaudron, 1847-1848.
Assigned to receiving ship USS Boston, 1850.
Assigned to frigate USS Savannah, Brazil Squadron, 1854-1856.
Commissioned as Commander, September 14, 1855.
Assigned to Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1858-1860.Assigned as commander of sloop USS John Adams, 1861.
Commissioned as Captain, July 16, 1862.
Assigned to ordnance duty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1862-1864.
Assigned as commander of Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1865.
Assigned as Lighthouse Inspector, 1866-1869.
Commissioned as Commodore, September 26, 1866.
Place on Retired List, December 28, 1886.

Married Mary A. Grice, April 18, 1837 at Norfolk, Virginia.
One child - daughter Margaret E. Berrien. Married Reverend J.B.H. Janeway, June 1863.

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BERRIEN, John M., naval officer, born in Georgia in 1802; died in Philadelphia, 20 November 1883. On receiving his appointment as midshipman he joined the frigate "Constellation," of the West India squadron, in 1827, was subsequently transferred to the frigate " Guerriere," of the Pacific squadron, and then to the sloop "Vincennes." He was promoted to passed midshipman in 1831, and joined the West India squadron, commissioned lieutenant in 1837, and served on various vessels in the Pacific and Brazil stations. In September 1844, he was ordered to the frigate "Potomac,'" and in 1847 commanded the schooner " Bonito " at the capture of the city of Tobasco, Mexico. Lieut. Berrien received his commission as commander, 13 March 1856, and during 1858-'9 was attached to the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. It. In February 1860, he was ordered to Hong-Kong, China, where he took command of the sloop of war "John Adams," was commissioned captain in 1862, and sent to Pittsburghh, Pennsylvania, as assistant inspector of ordnance at the Fort Pitt Works. He commanded at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1865, and was lighthouse inspector in 1866-'9. He was commissioned commodore, 20 September 1866, and in December was placed on the retired list.

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